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VIDEO: The Future Of Wearable Technology

NPR | April 25, 2013 2:29 p.m.

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Avie Schneider

Screen grab from PBS Off Book / YouTube

Google Glass — the glasses with a computer, Internet and camera built in — is only the latest version of wearable technology. The wristwatch was one of the first.

Off Book, a Web video series from PBS, explorers the future of wearable technology — from devices that help you figure out why you can’t sleep to “smart” fabrics.

“For example, think about a garment you don’t have to wash,” says Sabine Seymour of Parsons, the New School for Design. “They can change their shape, their color … fabrics that have a metallic coating, or yarns that are conductive. We want to make the actual fiber smart, so that through nanotechnology we can create a textile that can sense.”

h/t NPR’s Jeremy Pennycook

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