A futuristic green fabric that works like a smartphone — with the ability turn clothing into touch screens — has been developed by Chinese scientists. The high-tech fabric is powered by solar energy and combines conductive and luminescent fibers with cotton. It is set to revolutionize communications, navigation, and healthcare.
The fabric will improve safety for cyclists,, motorists, and members of the emergency services. With the brush of a sleeve, users can, for example, instantly see a “textile map” on their arm. The fabric may even become a mind-reading device for those who have lost the ability to speak, according to engineers. Read more at Study Finds.