Project Jacquard

Project Jacquard aims to turn ev­ery­day ob­jects into in­ter­ac­tive sur­faces in an in­vis­i­ble way.

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Some projects sound so far­fetched that they can­not pos­si­bly be true, but this one is. The idea is for con­duc­tive yarns to be sewn into cloth­ing and the like in or­der to cre­ate a sur­face that can be used to un­der­take tasks by touch alone. When more are added, they be­come sen­sor grids and the po­ten­tial for this tech­nol­ogy is im­mense. Imag­ine be­ing able to act on no­ti­fi­ca­tions by touch­ing your col­lar or tap­ping your trousers in­con­spic­u­ously. It’s all pos­si­ble with Project Jacquard and es­pe­cially so be­cause work is be­ing done to pro­duce the tech­nol­ogy at a large scale, which means that, one day, you may be able to pay for things and scan tick­ets just by walk­ing up to a counter. With no ef­fort what­so­ever, a lot of what you do on your phone now could be un­der­taken just by wear­ing the right out­fit.

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