OHIO – Researchers at the Ohio State University say they are working to develop wearable electronics which have the potential to act as antennas for phone signals. Lab test have shown that by significantly cutting the number of copper filaments needed in conductive fabrics, and by reducing thread thickness by 80 per cent, the new silver-coated polymer threads can transmit signals of up to 5GHz, whilst maintaining the same levels of conductivity as thicker yarns traditionally used in wearable electronics.
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