MIT Develops Method to Weave LED into Textile for Smart Clothes - Energy Watch News


MIT Develops Method to Weave LED into Textile for Smart Clothes

A research team at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has produced a fiber-based “soft hardware” with embedded LED and diode photodetectors which can be used to make clothes. In this research, tiny LEDs were added to the preform to produce the fibers. When being heated during the fiber-drawing process, the preform partially liquefied, forming a long fiber with the diodes lined up along its center and connected by the copper wires. The completed fibers can then be made into fabrics and are waterproof. The team demonstrated a test by putting some of the LED and photodetectors embedded fibers into a water tank and transmitting optical signals to them outside the tank. The fibers in the tank converted the light pulses to electrical signals, which were then converted into music. https://www.ledinside.com

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