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This smart fabric stores data without electronics

Nov 03, 2017, 7:26 AM EDT
(Source: Karsten Planz/flickr)
(Source: Karsten Planz/flickr)

Those who can’t stop gushing over connected clothing but hate the chunky electronics in the current offerings would be glad with a new smart fabric that can encode data like passwords without any battery or wires running through.

The innovation by researchers at the University of Washington is a big step towards simplifying smart fabrics as it ditches embed electronics and brings in magnetization in connected apparels, writes MIT Technology Review.

The technology may allow users to store passwords, say to an electric door, in their shirt cuff to be easily read by magnetometers in smartphones, reducing both power requirements and cost, notes Naked Security

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