An interesting announcement at this year’s Google I/O was Google’s partnership with Levi’s.
In this announcement, Google revealed that they have been working on a new technology called Project Jacquard and have implemented it in a new piece of smart clothing from Levi’s.
Jacquard is basically conductive fabric that can be woven into a piece of clothing and allow it to provide interactive features, such as detecting touch, pressure and hand position in order to control something like your smartphone over Bluetooth.
This has been woven into the cuff of the new Commuter jacket from Levi’s, allowing you to swipe your arms to control your phone, such as swiping on the left arm to change volume, or tapping the cuff to answer a call.
What’s more, it is also machine washable, but you do need to remove the Bluetooth cuff before you do so.
Check it out below.
The Levi’s Commuter x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket will launch in spring 2017, however, we don’t yet know the price it will launch for.