This is a very early concept for a yarn that conducts electricity from a battery back, to anywhere in a person’s clothing. Developed by Intelligent Textiles for the British Army, the fabric can transport data or power from the solider’s clothes, backpack, and even helmet to gear that needs to be charged. Despite how glorious this sounds, it still needs to be weather-proofed and then it only becomes a mere prototype.
However, that’s not the real issue here. The technology officially exists, meaning that it may find itself in the home of civilians. You could charge anything, seamlessly, without the needs of cables, sockets, and chargers. This is also a massive blow to inductive charging, because still, to this day, it is cumbersome in its own way to use.
Of course, the battery in the clothing would itself need to be charged, but that still is far from — lack of a better word — annoying. These are the types of computer and scientific innovations I’d like to feature more often here, but to do that, there’s needs to be more ingenuity and innovation. And it will happen. Via: BBC