Advancements in flex circuity have allowed designers to make computers smaller, thinner, and lighter. With all this progress, you may be wondering – where’s all of the computerized clothing? We’ve all seen shirts that can light up, but those usually come with bulky circuit boards that don’t make for easy wearing.
Over the last couple of years, innovative designers have been imagining fascinating pictures of clothing so advanced that circuitry will be woven into the fabric itself. Luminaries have pitched shirts that measure heart rates and muscle growth that could be indispensable for professional athletes and weekend warriors alike. Others have envisioned the endless medical applications of computerized clothing, like a sports bra that can detect early signs of breast cancer.
We seem to be in that strange limbo, right on the edge of an explosion in this industry. Many of these ideas are still in the testing stage, but soon they may burst on the market. With all the continued advancement in flex circuitry, computerized clothing is only going to come closer and closer to becoming reality.