Many consumers at one point or another, have dreamed of owning a robot. Well some of us anyway, but it might be rare that anyone ever dreamed of wearing a robot just like clothes. Researchers are developing a robotic fabric that moves and contracts, embedded with sensors that can lead to “active” clothing.
These robotic fabrics will have sensory skins that are similar to stretchable garments, with added strength which provide support to human body, like a 'g suit' for astronauts. The fabric is made of cotton containing sensors with flexible polymer and thread like memory shaped alloys, which are memory shaped and weaved in, making the fabric move.
The uses for the active garments are endless starting with medical applications and most definitely a welcome addition to any fashionable person who looks to future for style sense.
These Active Garments Offer an Endless List of Convenient Uses
1. Robotic Textiles - The development of robotic fabric has created an opportunity for the use of sensors in clothing resulting in endless applications and possibilities.
2. Smart Clothing - Sensory skins and flexible polymers can be integrated into clothing to create clothing that can move with the wearer, and offer support and protection among other benefits.
3. Interactive Wearables - Robotic fabrics can offer a new generation of interactive clothing, opening up opportunities for wearable tech and integration with smart devices.
1. Fashion Industry - The fashion industry can incorporate robotic fabrics into their products to create an innovative line of clothing.
2. Medical Industry - The medical industry can utilize robotic fabrics to create smart clothing and wearables that can monitor vital signs, and assist with mobility and rehabilitation.
3. Aerospace Industry - Robotic textiles can have potential applications in the aerospace industry, particularly for astronauts needing support for their bodies during space missions.