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February 10, 2012 AT 8:59 am

Charging up Smart Fabrics with a woven battery

Woven-Battery

Charging up Smart Fabrics with a woven battery.

Wearable Power, the seamless, unobtrusive integration of electrical power storage or generation into woven structures – speak fabrics – is a highly active area in wearable tech research and development.

A team of scientists at the Polytechnic School of Montreal, Canada led by Maksim Skorobogatiy has joined the race for wearable power with a highly promising technology that might be able to get a good electrical charge into our smart wardrobe sooner than many might have expected.

The team came up with a type of Li-Ion battery chemistry which is not based on the usual liquid electrolytes but made of solid thermoplastic sheets of lithium iron phosphate cathodes, lithium titanium anodes sandwiched between solid polyethylene oxide electrodes.


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1 Comment

  1. Now *THAT* is cool. I wonder if anybody is working on a woven solar panel to go with it?

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