Smart fabric senses through ‘implicit input’

CapacativoCapacativo is a Microsoft smart fabric that can detect different non-metallic objects ranging from avocados to credit cards.

Existing sensing techniques that use fabrics typically rely on inputs such as user touch, but Capacativo exploits “implicit input” – a technique in which the fabric does not require action from the object it is sensing.

For the full story, see the December 2020 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.