Yes. We plan to commercialise. Before commercialisation, we need to carry out more textile-related studies, such as air permeability, washability, etc, and solve technical issues regarding wearing comfortability and safety, etc.
As most sensors are electronic devices, they need a battery to work. So, we use our yarn battery to power these electronics such as pulse sensor, watch, LED, etc. The pulse sensor can detect the pulse frequency of our heart. Most current batteries are rigid, so they are not flexible and cannot be wearable.
When a dress is a battery, the dress itself can power various portable, flexible and wearable electronics, such as our smart phone, our medical sensor, etc.
Yes. We believe it will be used in fashion industry.
The battery can serve as a power source in a fashion garment. The yarn can serve as an electronic conductor in fashion garment.
The yarn battery can work as a power source; then you don't need an extra one. Between the yarn battery and electronic devices embedded in the garment, you may need conductive yarn to connect them. That is, it needs a conductive yarn to connect the yarn battery with the electronic devices so that the yarn battery can power them. For fashion, you may need electronic devices, such as LEDs, lighting devices, displays (e-ink type or LCD) to enhance their fashion. Moreover, some health monitoring garments may incorporate some sensors, such as strain sensor, UV light sensor, pressure sensor, etc. Our battery can also be used to power these sensors.
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