E-Fabrics Still Too Stiff to Wear

You have to wonder how the soldier of the future will be able to move without short-circuiting his smart underwear. Electronic textiles, which the U.S. military hopes will keep soldiers safe from the enemy and the elements, are a hot topic at this week’s meeting of the Materials Research Society.

But even while they discussed woven fabrics that can process environmental and biomedical data, researchers admitted that current e-textiles are too brittle to wear.

Here’s a link to the Wired News story.