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Electric Coating Turns Fabrics Into Soft Exoskeletons

New "textile muscles" could assist laborers, the elderly or people with disabilities.

January 25, 2017
2:00 PM EST
A close-up photograph of a knitted textile actuator (or textile muscle) showing the individual loops. | Thor Balkhed/Linköping University
Measuring the electrical conductivity of a knitted textile actuator. | Thor Balkhed/Linköping University