One step nearer to washable Wearable Computers

By on February 8, 2013

“According to researchers at Nottingham Trent University in the UK, wearable computers which can withstand washing are one step closer thanks to a technology which integrates electronic micro devices into yarns. […]

Researchers at Nottingham Trent’s Advanced Textiles Research Group have created the garment using light emitting diodes (LEDs) to showcase the application of the technology, which they say could transform the manufacturing of smart and interactive textiles.”

via UK researchers develop washable wearable computers.

Wearable computing related electronics has a huge potential. These R&D advancements in miniaturization and isolation cannot hide the already thriving community generated ecosystem that is experimenting around wearable computing since years.

Just few weeks ago Adafruit presented Gemma,  but many platforms such as the pioneer Arduino Lilypad and SquareWear are already empowering the open source wearable electronics revolution.

What’s your experience with wearable computing?

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