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A2 Investing in smart clothing technology 2 A growing number of technology companies and fashion brands have started using technology in clothing, proving that this field is becoming popular. Among some of the most famous American brands experimenting with smart clothing are Levi s, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, and Google. These companies usually add metallics, optical fibres, and conductive polymers to textiles to allow sensory capabilities, electrical conductivity, and data transmission on clothes. E-textiles E-textiles are the fusion of textiles and technology and can be used in a large variety of applications in both professional and everyday life. Some of these fabrics get energy from the environment by vibrations, sound or heat reacting to the input. They can be used in many fields, for example they can measure and report vital signs for patient healthcare, fitness training or the touch of dangerous materials. There are fabrics that help regulate body temperature, reduce wind resistance, and control muscle vibration to improve athletic performance. They can have any type of function: from fabrics that light up, to fabrics that can change colour or resist water and pollutants . The health and fashion industries are taking advantage of these innovations, which go from medicine releasing textiles to fabrics that release perfume. Are smart clothes expensive? Due to the extra cost of the technology used, smart clothes are generally more expensive than traditional clothing. For example, a regular jacket may cost around $100, but a smart jacket could cost you between $200 and $500, depending on the brand. A t-shirt with sensors that send your biometric data to an app while working out can cost you between $150 and $250. Would you spend this money to have them? Leggi il testo, poi scrivi le domande alle risposte date. READING WRITING Adapted from: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/electronic-textile 1. ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. They are the fusion of textiles and technology and can be used in many fields. 2. ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. They can get energy from the environment, sound or heat. 3. ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. They can regulate temperature and control muscle vibrations to improve athletic performance. 4. ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. For example, there are fabrics that can release medicine or perfume. CREATIVITY Guardate il video e 3 rispondete alle domande. Poi inventate un capo d abbigliamento high tech e scrivete quali sono le sue funzioni. PAIR WORK The Sound Shirt, Junge Symphoniker Hamburg posted by Junge Symphoniker Hamburg 1. 2. 3. 4. Who is this t-shirt designed for? How does this sound t-shirt work? How do people perceive the music on their body? Briefly describe the reaction of people who use this t-shirt for the first time. DO-IT-YOURSELF 4 Partendo dal lavoro proposto nell esercizio precedente, create una pubblicità del vostro indumento high tech in cui includere le seguenti indicazioni. WRITING PAIR WORK Garment name Fabric is it made of (cotton, wool , polyester, etc ) Technology it uses (app, gps, sensors, etc ) Colours it is available in Functionality Cost Slogan to promote it 91

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