To date, notes the user amv212, such fabric production technologies have been created that allow you to customize clothes in a special way. For example, so that it changes color, collects health information, displays messages that come to the owner of the smartphone, etc. Below are some of these possibilities.
- Chainmail Cloth for Smart Exoskeletons… It was created in 2021 by scientists from the California Institute of Technology and Nanyang Technological University. This material is capable of changing state, becoming more durable and at the same time withstanding an enormous load. To develop it, the researchers interconnected various elements: plastic or 3D-printed aluminum parts.
- Self-cleaning clothes… This development appeared in 2016 thanks to scientists from the Royal Institute of Technology of Melbourne. To do this, the researchers “grew” nanostructures of copper and silver on cotton fibers of the fabric. As a result, when exposed to light, the material can be cleaned in less than 6 minutes. At the same time, the product still requires improvement, the author writes.
- Cooling fabrics… In 2020, a team of scientists from Stanford University and Nanjing University succeeded in improving the silk fabric. As a result, silk became 3.5 degrees Celsius colder than air in sunlight. It turned out to achieve this effect due to the addition of nanoparticles of aluminum oxide to the silk fibers.