Purdue Engineers Develop Washable Wi-Fi-Powered Smart Clothes That Monitors Health

Purdue washable smart clothes for health monitoring
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 […]
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