Three Major Smart Fabric Patents Surfaced today Focusing on Smart Clothing, Wearables & Future Devices
Apple has a few standing patent application in regards to using future smart fabrics for various devices such as a MacBook, Apple Watch band, iMacs, headphones, iPhone and beyond. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published three new major smart fabric patent applications titled Fabric Sensing Device; 3D Fabric with Embedded Input-Output Devices; and Fabric with Embedded Electrical Components. As noted in our cover graphic, the main patent covers smart fabrics that could be used in next-gen wearables in the form of clothing, purses, bags, pockets and more. The other patents reveal that smart fabrics may one day apply to iDevices, Macs, TVs, Headsets, vehicle car seats, sofas, office furniture and far beyond.
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