SAARBRUCKEN - Scientists at Saarland University in Germany say they have developed a way of creating smart fabrics by 'dyeing' electrical properties into the material.
The researchers say the new method makes it possible to convert textiles and garments into e-textiles without affecting their size, stretchability and suppleness.
"Our goal was to integrate interactive functionalities directly into the fibres of textiles instead of just attaching electronic components to them," said Jürgen Steimle, computer science professor at Saarland University.
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