MIT researchers create fabric that can sense and react to its wearer's movement | Engadget

Textile production may be one of the oldest technologies known to humans, but it hasn't proven easy to adapt the advances of the information age to our garments. Among the things she wants to do is develop a manufacturing system that allows the creation of even longer filaments.Please enter a valid email address Dubbed OmniFiber, the soft robotic fabric features a hollow center channel that allows a fluidic medium to travel through it. Ozgun Kilic Afsar, one of the researchers who worked on the fabric, told MIT News she plans to continue working on the system. With the help of compressed air, the fibers can bend, stretch, curl and pulse on demand. They've created a smart fiber that can sense and respond to the movement of its wearer. However, what makes OmniFiber notable is that it doesn't need heat to change its shape.
Textile production may be one of the oldest technologies known to humans, but it hasn't proven easy to adapt the advances of the information age to our garments. Sure, we've seen efforts like Google'… [+1777 chars]