This latest in wearable computers -- like pants that detect movement -- let a computer know your every move. A group of researchers at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute claim that they have developed a special type of loom that helps sew the wires and fabric together, while sensors embedded in the fabric measure the speed, rotation and flexibility of a garment. Wireless signals are sent from the pants to a computer to display the activity.
Researchers hope that wearable computers will eventually help save lives, particularly to monitor those with chronic illnesses. Plans to developing more Smart Clothes are underway, integrating computers into shirts, hats and gloves.
Text: Vanessa Voltolina