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LumaLive tshirt

LumaLive t-shirt

Luminex is a luminous fabric that uses fibre-optics. It is industrially available as of 2006. More glowing fabrics [3] from Loop.pH and from Philips (LumaLive).

Safe & Cool project uses fabrics with active cooling and internal structure. This signifies a shift from simple materials (just natural or synthetic threads woven together) to complex systems with many layers, active elements, sensors, etc. This is the early beginning of smart matter.

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Animatronic dresses designed by Hussein Chalayan use computerized motors and monofilament wires to radically transform from one style to another (5 dresses morphing from 1906 style to 2007). [4], [5], [6]

Solar bikini

Solar film bikini [1]

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Designer apparel with iSolarX solar power [2]

Clothing can incorporate electronic devices (flexible keyboards and displays) as well as solar panels to charge them. [7] [8] Such clothing also usually has more pockets and concealed power and data cords for connecting various mobile devices.

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This is a factual article as opposed to fiction or scenario. It describes the current state of the field and explains expected future developments without speculation or fantasy.