World patent for shape-shifting, self-powered smart knits

MinnesotaAn International Patent entitled Topographically conforming self-fitting garments made of active materials, follows work done by researchers at the University of Minnesota in partnership with NASA.

The patent describes a method of designing and manufacturing knitted garments that dynamically conform to complex surfaces, enabling the development of self-fitting garments powered only by body heat.

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