Clothes encounters

Ping is a newly proposed fabric with built-in sensors and conductors that has all kinds of accessibility implications. It could be used to automatically send messages upon execution of a particular gesture (interesting for some people with speech, dexterity, or cognitive disabilities) and to provide tactile indication of incoming messages, potentially including information about who’s sending them (with particular implications for people with hearing, visual, or dexterity disabilities). Apparently in future fashion, it won’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that Ping.

Engadget: With ‘Ping’ clothing, status updates literally tap you on the shoulder

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