Gallery: MIT Scientists Create Fibers That Can Hear, Sing, Generate Electr...

MIT, acoustic fibers, wearable technology, eco-textiles, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, sustainable style

Research scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are singing a new tune with a new type of interactive fiber that has the ability to detect and create sound. For associate professor Yoel Fink and his team at MIT’s Research Lab of Electronics, the threads used in textiles and even optical fibers are too passive to be truly useful. It may have taken a decade, but the researchers have finally developed a far more sophisticated version, one that enables fabrics to interact with their environment.

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