from the sew-that-right-here dept
Infineon, who makes DRAM chips, has put together some prototypes of chips and systems that can be sewn directly into clothing. Thus, it will be possible to have an MP3-playing shirt or jacket. They also say similar technology could eventually be useful for folding screens and other technologies that would certainly be fun to have around or even (probably a better use) for medical monitoring. Obviously, these are a bit early on, so I wouldn’t be looking for this stuff to show up in stores any time soon. I also wonder how well these wearable chips handle the washing machine – or, just everyday wear and tear. It sounds like it would be cool… but I would imagine it will take a few generations before they work out a lot of the bugs.
Comments on “Wearable Electronics”
back to reality?
Mike … do we really want these chips in our clothes? How is this going to be more benifical than having portable objects?
Re: wearable electronics
If one was to relate to technological advancement in the vein to which wewie does the benefits of the like of walking on the moon would be a mute and uneventful happening. It is not about the benefits but the possibilities and the endless supply of ingenius probabilities.