Interactive Cloth Plays Light Shows On Each Strand [Video]
LightCloth is woven from diffusive optic fibers, with every strand emitting a different colored ray.
LightCloth is an interactive cloth developed by the Japan Science and Technology Agency woven from optic fibers, whose every strand emits a different color of light. Using a special infrared light pen, the computer-controlled light patterns are displayed on the material, which could offer up infinite possibilities for fashion designers.
The input and output device enables illumination, bi-directional data communication, and position sensing on a soft cloth. It allows full-color illumination and 8-bit data input by infrared signals.