Will wearable computers take off? Apple Watches and Google Glass are two recent experiments in that direction. Now Google and Levi’s are collaborating on a different approach — smart clothing. The tech giant and the iconic clothing brand are working on a conductive yarn with woven-in chips and sensors that could turn your daily denim into an interactive device. Imagine swiping your hand over your jeans to silence a phone. Or tapping your jacket sleeve to play an MP3 tune or podcast. Though the idea is still under development, clothes could soon communicate more than personal style.
This story is from the 2016 Access 25: How Mobility is Reshaping the Globe. Explore more from this issue