The Future of Functional Fabrics is Here
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Use an Integrated Approach to Develop Functional Fabrics
The synergy between high-tech fabrics and flexible electronics combined with robotics could change the world. Just imagine developing products such as:
- Fabrics that respond to temperature changes.
- Fire resistant fabrics made from materials found in nature.
- Fabrics that prevent water, oil or chemical penetration.
- Fibers with self-healing nanocapsules.
- Medical textiles that heal wounds, devices that prevent stroke.
- Wearable electronics embedded in shirts and shoes that measure vital signs.
- Power generating clothes, briefcase or shelter via weaveable organic photovoltaics.
To advance manufacturing, spark innovation and train workers for higher paying jobs, Massachusetts made a substantial commitment to develop the Manufacturing USA infrastructure within the state’s academic, research and manufacturing industry.