Knitted Muscle Suits of the Future Could Aid in Mobility … and Maybe Help Us Knit Faster Too!

Knitted Muscle Suits of the Future Could Aid in Mobility … and Maybe Help Us Knit Faster Too!

Smart fabric that can control movement … this could help a whole lot of people, wow! Imagine someone with a degenerative muscle disease, this could give them external strength and return lost mobility! The possibilities are endless, even outside of medical uses – think sports … thinking knitting, maybe this could help us knit faster!!

The material is a “coated cellulose (an organic compound found in plant cell walls that makes up everything from plastic to cotton fibers) ‘yarn’ with a special polymer called polypyrrole that shifts and stretches in response to electricity.”

Source: Knitted muscle could power the supersuits of the future





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