Professor Hiroshi Ishii and his Tangible Media Group team at MIT Media Lab have created a new type of smart textile. They use a particular bacteria to empower their new “bioskin” fabric. The material has special properties and it can react to the wearer’s body temperature changes. The fabric can deal with heat and sweat by closing or opening like a living organism, with no human interaction.
The secret here is the Bacillus Subtilis bacteria. The microorganism lives inside the dry rice stalks, woven into carrier bags thousand years ago, in the times of the samurai warriors. It is the story that Hiroshi Ishii took inspiration from.
The story takes us to a Japanese samurai, a millennium ago, and his preparation for the battle. However, a sudden attack…
by CIO.com · Published December 23, 2016
· Last modified December 22, 2016
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