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Typing on Your T-Shirt: This Fiber Breakthrough Could Advance Smart Apparel

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A new fiber technology could power innovative applications that integrate a keyboard right into a shirt or enable garments to monitor vital signs such as breathing and heart rate. A research team at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne’s (EPFL) Laboratory of Photonic Materials and Fiber Devices developed a highly elastic, high-performance smart thread that…

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