Fashion industry looks to science to help develop smart clothes

10/18/2013 | Computerworld

Researchers at Cornell University are working with representatives of the fashion industry to develop a line of clothes embedded with connected technology that can do things such as scan the surrounding air for pollutants, monitor a wearer's blood pressure and provide safety features such as built-in turn signals. "The fashion industry needs an outlet to provide feedback on the technology they are looking for, to test new ideas and materials, and to determine what research they are willing to fund," said Tom Nastos, chairman of the Cornell Institute of Fashion and Fiber Innovation.

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