Washable, wearable battery-like devices could be woven directly into clothes

Publication Title
University of Cambridge
Publication/Creation Date
May 16 2019
University Of Cambridge (creator)
Sarah Collins (creator)
Felice Torrisi (contributor)
Jiangnan University (contributor)
Chaoxia Wang (contributor)
Media Type
Press Release
Persuasive Intent
Discursive Type

Wearable electronic components incorporated directly into fabrics have been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The devices could be used for flexible circuits, healthcare monitoring, energy conversion, and other applications.

The Cambridge researchers, working in collaboration with colleagues at Jiangnan University in China, have shown how graphene – a two-dimensional form of carbon – and other related materials can be directly incorporated into fabrics to produce charge storage elements such as capacitors, paving the way to textile-based power supplies which are washable, flexible and comfortable to wear.

HCI Platform
Relation to Body
Related Body Part
Entire Body
Marketing Keywords

Date archived
May 17 2019
Last edited
July 5 2021
How to cite this entry
University of Cambridge, Sarah Collins. (May 16 2019). "Washable, wearable battery-like devices could be woven directly into clothes". University of Cambridge. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/3880