Google smart clothing is the new black
Imagine if sneakers and any surface of clothing were intuitive spaces that Google or any search engine could tap into. Imagine no more, because it already exists.
Jacquard by Google strives to streamline digital life by turning ordinary objects into innate interfaces. Google’s connected clothing technology seeks to advance digital services when traditional mobile devices, such as smartphones or watches, are not available for use, for whatever reason.
Google launched a series of research projects to explore how the technology fueling Jacquard could be used to help people with disabilities lead more independent and productive lives.
“A connected jacket with woven Jacquard technology allows people to connect to their smartphones and use simple gestures to trigger functions from the Jacquard app,” Google ATAP Head of Design Leonardo Giusti wrote in a recent blog post.
“With this built-in interactivity and connectivity, you can press your sleeve to hear instructions to your next destination or brush your armband to change the song playing on your compatible music service. Jacquard technology works for phones running Android 6.0.1 or newer and iOS 11 or newer, ”said Giusti.
As part of its research, Google worked with Champions Square, a shared living residence for young adults with disabilities in the greater Atlanta area. Residents were able to use the jacket and let the Googler team know how it could be more useful.
Google and Levi team up on tech clothing in 2019 and their latest collaboration features different versions of the Levi’s Jacquard-compatible trucker jacket.
The market of smart clothes grows and evolves as businesses of all sizes move to tap into one of the hottest segments. Omni-connected tech gadgets are exploding in popularity. the tech industry has been provide grow in 2021, and with it, restaurants. The generalization availability of connected devices can help people keep track of their budget, exercise, or shopping habits.