Healthcare&WellnessNewsTechnologyWT | Member Purdue Engineers Develop Washable Wi-Fi-Powered Smart Clothes That Monitors Health By Cathy Russey - 8. July 2021 Flexible silk-based coil has been sewn onto a smart textile and is capable of harvesting energy from radio and Wi-Fi signals in the environment. Purdue University engineers have developed a method to transform existing cloth items into battery-free wearables resistant to laundry. (Purdue University photo/Rebecca McElhoe) Purdue engineers have developed a new spray/sewing method to transform any conventional cloth items into battery-free wearables that can be cleaned in the washing machine. The researchers published their innovation […] To access this page, watch the live streams and videos on-demand, please register free of charge to the WT | Wearable Technologies COMMUNITY.