* Date : 2017-01-03
Cinderella's dress and Iron Man's suit -
the garments that we thought could only exist in our imagination have become a reality.
With the development of smart clothing, dubbed "computers that can be worn," the concept of clothing is changing.
Smart clothing, which refers to garments that can detect and respond to the situations or stimulations around it, is the result of the convergence of information technology and fiber technology.
Originally developed to be used in the military and the aerospace industry, smart clothing is revealing its potentials and becoming more and more widely used in everyday life.
The efforts made by Korean companies to develop smart garments that have diverse functions and are also safe to wear, finally seem to be paying off on the global stage.
This week's episode of PROJECT-K will introduce various smart garments including sportswear and underwear that can analyze the heart rate and other physical conditions of their wearer, a tluminous dress made with optical fibers, and a safety jacket that can send distress signals, while also attempting to paint the future of Korea's smart clothing industry.