New fabrics powered by their environment

Purdue2A method for transforming fabrics into battery-free wearables that are also resistant to laundering has been developed by engineers at Purdue University.

The smart clothes are powered wirelessly through a flexible, silk-based coil sewn on the textile that harvests energy from Wi-Fi or radio waves in the environment.

For the full story, see the July 2021 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.