By Tim McMillan
June 30, 2021
n a study recently published in Nature Communications, researchers at the Army’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they have developed an AI-enabled programmable fiber capable of serving as a digital interface.
According to Army Research Labs, when sewn into a piece of clothing, the new fiber can sense, store, analyze, and, using artificial intelligence, can infer a wearer’s activity. The Army says this new technology could be integrated into military uniforms to record a host of vital information, such as a warfighter’s health or to monitor potential environmental hazards.