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S. Korean scientists develop 'electronic textile'

All News 16:39 June 07, 2016

SEOUL, June 7 (Yonhap) -- A team of South Korean scientists have developed an electronic device that can stick to clothing, paving the way for wearable displays and monitoring censors, the science ministry said Tuesday.

An electronic device attached to fabric via artificial cilia on its edges is called an electronic textile, said Ko Heung-cho, an associate professor at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology.

"We are ultimately targeting the development of an electronic device that can be used for a wearable computer though it will take some time. In coming years, we aim to make the electronic textile usable for wearable displays as well as health and pollution monitoring censors," Ko said by telephone.

The technological achievement by Ko and two other scientists was introduced in the science journal of Nature Communications on June 1, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said in a statement.

As the electronic device can be attached to a variety of products, plants and animals using its artificial cilia, it will become a core technology that can promote the "hyperconnected society," the statement said.


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