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Spray-on sensors can turn any clothing into motion-sensing technology

fabrics after spraying

Spray-on sensors could be added to any item of clothing

Tae Hoo Chang/Purdue University

It is now possible to spray motion-sensing technology onto store-bought garments, meaning any item of clothing could become a wearable sensor.

β€œThe main goal of our work is to incorporate sensing materials into fabrics, any kind of fabrics – you know, commercial garments like a sock or a glove, or anything else that is available out there,” says Chi Hwan Lee at Purdue University in Indiana. He and his colleagues developed a way to do so by spraying a conductive compound …

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