Samsung launches smart clothes able to harvest energy
South Korean company Samsung has applied to the World Intellectual Property Organization for a patent. This time, it started developing smart clothes with a built-in power generator.
The project of a smart sweater is unusual because it does not require recharge. It generates electricity from movements of the user: the more actively a person moves, the more energy is produced and accumulated in the battery.
In addition, you can use smart clothes as a fitness tracker: sets of sensors spread out across different parts of clothing fix physical activity in real time.
It is still unknown which maximum amount of electricity can a system produce, however, the company specifies that the battery will be light and will have small capacity.
The smart jumper was classified as “portable electronic device” in the patent documentation. Technology, the developers believe, can be applied to any other piece of clothing, including shoes and hats.
The release date of Samsung smart clothing remains unknown.