The latest wave of wearable technology is about to embrace classic American style as Google I/O 2015 announce its exclusive partnership with Levi’s to launch wearable clothing technology next year. Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects team have designed a brand new type of yarn which is”conductive” and so can be woven into fabrics. They are referring to this new material as “Jacquard.”
These conductive fibers are then woven into a garment as a panel capable of sensing touch, just like a touch screen. Electrical connectors can then be hooked up to miniature circuits as small as a button—and touch registered on the fabric can be signaled wirelessly to a computing device, like a phone or tablet.
This means our latest pair of jeans may have touch screen technology which is means exciting times for the wearable trend.