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|The Tip of the Iceberg: The Opportunity for Smart Textiles|
|Keywords: Smart Textiles, Wearable, Sensing|
|The history of computing is marked by major shifts that occur when miniaturization allows new, significantly smaller devices. At each shift the market for these devices grew enormously. Today, computing and sensing are moving from devices to textiles and apparel. This move from the hard environment of a wearable or smartphone to the soft environment of a shirt or jacket presents fantastic opportunities and formidable challenges. In this talk we will explore the various ways connectivity and sensing are approached in these applications.|