We on one step became closer to computers, vshity in clothes
The mankind dreams long ago of electronics which can be sewed freely in clothes. The embodiment in life of similar gadgets is disturbed, apparently, by a real trifle. The fabric of which our clothes are made, has feature to be stretched during carrying, and for digital integrated schemes it is absolutely undesirable moment. In other words, the fabric at all is not suitable as a substrate for drawing on it carrying-out paths. But, apparently, Japanese researchers thought up how to solve this problem, and even showed the invention on a practical example.
The team of Japanese scientists from the Tokyo university developed special carrying-out electric signals ink by means of which it is possible to put integrated schemes practically on any fabric. Thus the material with the paths printed on it can be stretched three times, and it will not affect in any way scheme work. Potentially this invention can change all our ideas of nosimy electronics. After all now nothing will prevent to build in gadgets of any complexity clothes.
First of all, it is possible to assume that professional athletes will become interested in this invention. After all it is possible to stuff clothes with the most different sensors and trackers which will be absolutely imperceptible for the person. The large companies which are engaged in production of sportswear and equipment, will battle for certain for the right to work the Japanese invention in the production.
Carrying-out ink was created on the basis of fluorine, organic solvent and silver particles. Researchers from Japan even showed us a working prototype of a wristlet which traces movements of muscles of the person. Certainly, a prototype while very rough, but you can already present that will be, if the scheme to reduce in tens and hundreds times. In more detail about their development it is possible to read on a portal Nature.com.