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@OhioStateECE smart clothing research featured in The Conversation

Hats tracking brain functions. Jogging shirts monitoring heart rates. The future of smart electronic fabric research at The Ohio State University could revolutionize the health and wellness industry.

Electrical and computer engineering (ECE) Assistant Professor Asimina Kiourti discusses her "e-threads" research in the latest story for The Conversation, an independent news, and commentary website featuring expertise from academics, edited by journalists.

"We have generated small amounts of electricity just by getting the fabric damp – without the need for any additional circuits or components. It’s a fully flexible, washable power source that can connect with other wearable electronics, eliminating the need for conventional batteries," Kiourti writes. "Both together and individually, these flexible, wearable electronics will transform clothing into connected, sensing, communicating devices that mesh well with the fabric of the interconnected 21st century."

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