Researchers at North Carolina State University have almost prepped the “holy grail” of wearable tech, conductive nanocoating. This technology, once mastered, could turn any article of clothing into just about any gadget imaginable. The future is almost here my friends.
The researchers are developing a technique called atomic layer deposition, which grows an inorganic coating atop cloths like woven cotton. The treated fabric conducts electricity, opening the door to thin, wearable devices with the flexibility of everyday clothing. Sign me up!
The technology, of course, is in the very early stages, so don’t be getting too excited. However, it does bode well for a future where wearable tech is as commonplace as regular ole cotton is now. Who knows, maybe we’ll have to change this website’s name to Wear.com.