As we all know very well about the tech giant Google, recently the tech giant Google and the American clothing company Levi’s has just announced the collaboration for a new smart jacket which will let you control your smartphone by touching its sleeve. Hence, the tech giant Google also hinted that this smart jacket will hit the market in 2017.
Google’s Smart Jacket Will Hit The Market In 2017The tech giant Google introduced the Jacquard project, the touch-sensitive fabric technology is getting more real. In Jacquard project, the tech giant Google has been working with Levi’s for months. The objective is to achieve smart clothing which will allow its users to control their smartphones without taking out of the pocket. Hence, the jacket will hit the market next year.
“The smart jacket was made up of denim fabric which can be washed, in the same way, that traditional dirty and used trousers are done”. Said the Ivan Poupyrev at the developer conference Google I/O 2016. But, Ivan Poupyrev also added that “we are not making smart pants.” Instead, it’s the “Levi’s commuter trucker jacket.” You can touch the sleeve of your jacket while you’re, say, biking, to control your phone. You can answer a phone call or block a phone call, and do a bit more, too”.
Making of the Smart Jacket
Moreover, the reports also confirmed that this smart jacket will also work with Spotify, Google Maps, Strava, and Google. Hence, the tech giant Google will soon release the APIs so the developers can use it as soon as possible.
As we mentioned earlier that with the Project Jacquard, the tech giant Google shows that it is possible to change the music, turn up the volume and even forward a call without ever seeing the phone out of your pocket.
Paul Dillinger, the vice president of innovation Levi’s, adding that “decided to place the smart fabric on the wrist of the smart jacket so that the user can easily access, especially the drivers of motorcycles and bicycles in the urban areas”. So, with the swipe of the hand on this fabric, the user can easily answer a call by Bluetooth, raise or lower the volume to music and to ask for the directions as we mentioned earlier.
As in this promotional video, you can see the denim jacket with an area sensitive to finger movements fibers and small touches that -through the application to control Jacquard- services such as calls, text messages, Google Maps, and Spotify, among others.