The new technology could allow you to charge your devices on-the-go using your clothing materials

Society’s common problem of dying devices while rushing from meeting to meeting could soon be a thing of the past, as new research from Wenjie Mai of Jinan University and Xing Fan of Chongqing University reveals an innovative way to store energy within textiles.

Dubbed ‘smart clothing,’ the “tailorable textile device” uses solar energy that’s absorbed into the fabric, which can then be utilized as a charger for products such as phones and laptops. The contraption has two key features: a dye-sensitized solar cell which generates solar energy and a fiber super-capacitor that has the ability to charge, store and discharge the electrical energy.

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