Did you get enough steps in today? Maybe one day you’ll ask your ‘smart’ shirt.
The start-up, founded in 2018, sources yarns from fabrics such as cotton, polyester and spandex then coats them with a conductive material, typically stainless steel, to collect data. Once melded with the conductive polymers, the fibers act like cables and are capable of transmitting signals. The company then weaves the fibers into fabric, layering the threads using proprietary stitching techniques.