Researchers at the Fraunhofer Research Institution in Germany have developed clothing that can recognize substances in the surrounding air.

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Modular Solid State Technologies EMFT in Germany have developed a protective glove that changes color if it detects toxic substances in the surrounding air. Equipped with custom-made sensor materials, the glove changes from colorless (no toxic substance) to blue (toxic substance detected) to warn the wearer immediately.

An indicator dye integrated into the glove reacts to the presence of toxic substances. The sensor-activated dyes are applied to the clothing with the customary dye and print process, for example, by affixing them in an immersion bath.

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