A new kind of flowing smart textile has been created by scientists that could potentially change the future of both displays and clothing. It can be washed and worn without worrying about it being destroyed or wearing out. The electronic textile functions like a display.
The new fabric represents a breakthrough because it is the first time a textile has been able to include a large and functioning display that both withstands being worn and can be easily integrated into clothing.
The primary use of this fabric is in healthcare, and allowing people who might otherwise find it difficult to communicate to do so through their clothes. The fabric could be connected to signals from the brain, which could be analyzed to understand how a person is feeling and then communicated on the front of their clothes.