Google’s Project Jacquard creates conductive fabrics that can be woven into every day clothes. The yarn is tough enough for industrial weaving, and can connect to chips that react to gestures, and monitor heart rate or body temperature.
This seamless integration of sensors into clothing can make health monitoring ubiquitous.
In a demo at the company’s I/O conference, the fabric turned on lights, controlled a media player, and powered two touch-tracking to visualize the interaction. Low-power wifi was used to communicate with devices.