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Digital clothes knock the door with flexible battery

Sep 08, 2017, 4:29 AM EDT
(Source: William Warby/flickr)
(Source: William Warby/flickr)

Soon, flexible batteries may be threaded directly onto textiles, ushering in the era of digital clothing that could find wide-ranging applications from keeping you warm and cozy on mountain hikes to charging your phones plugged to your shirt.

We have edged closer to this fantasy idea courtesy a team of U.K. researchers, who have flexible graphene batteries that can be printed directly on almost anything, including fabrics, writes Smithsonian.com.

The designs and applications of wearables have so far been restricted by one big obstacle – how to power them? But, this flexible graphene battery gets rid of this challenge for now, notes Mail Online.