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.