Created by fiber-optic and fiber-device scientists at the University of Central Florida, this textile innovation has the potential to completely revolutionize the way people purchase and style outfits. Dubbed 'ChroMorphous,' the eTextile has already been incorporated in backpack, tote bag, and shoe prototypes, with a dress version being currently developed.
The textile innovation is essentially a responsive material that can change colors and patterns on-demand via smartphone. With the performance of a traditional piece of cloth, ChroMorphous boasts active threads that can shift nuances based on fashion choices or mood. As the textile innovation can be easily "incorporated into a product," one can imagine the abundance of possible applications. This would include not only fashion items and accessories but also furniture upholstery, automobile interiors, and it can even provide value for "medical, defense, and artistic" purposes.