Programmable Smart Fabric Responds to Temperature and Electricity

A smart material is activated by both heat and electricity, making it the first ever to respond to two different stimuli. The unique design paves the way for a wide variety of potential applications, including clothing that warms up while you walk. “As a wearable material alone, it has almost infinite potential in AI, robotics, and virtual reality games and experiences,” says Dr. Milad Kamkar, a chemical engineering professor at University of Waterloo.

“As a wearable material alone, it has almost infinite potential in AI, robotics and virtual reality games and experiences,” said Dr. Milad Kamkar , a chemical engineering professor at Waterloo. “Imagine feeling warmth or a physical trigger eliciting a more in-depth adventure in the virtual world.”