As smart clothing is being increasingly recognized as a strong contender in future wearables, with its flexible and comfortable interface becoming more accessible to people, fashion also has been successfully orienting itself as the next game-changer in wearable technology through its connection to a wide range of design, lifestyle, and functionality with its scalability. This chapter introduces the currently available wearables in the fashion industry for varied symbolic, aesthetic, cultural, or functional purposes and the projects concerning smart clothing and soft wearable robot for future living with the enhanced comfort of the wearer. The chapter also discusses the future of wearable technology in the fashion industry.
|Title of host publication||Leading Edge Technologies in Fashion Innovation|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
|Name||Palgrave Studies in Practice: Global Fashion Brand Management|
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- Smart clothing
- Soft robot
- Wearable robotics
- Wearable technology