Fabric Turns Your Shirt Into A Microphone

Fabric Turns Your Shirt Into A Microphone
Design

Researchers at MIT have announced that they've made a new acoustic fiber out of a certain kind of plastic normally used in microphones.

Laura Feinstein
  • 13 july 2010

The worlds of fashion and science just seem to be getting smaller and smaller. Recently, researchers at MIT have announced that they’ve made a new acoustic fiber out of a certain kind of plastic normally used in microphones. This would mean that the wearer, in a shirt made entirely of this material, would be able to pick up sound- essentially functioning as a walking microphone. In addition, scientists say the fabric can generate electricity as well.

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