World’s First ‘Smart Jacket’ Ready to Launch
A jacket that communicates with electronic devices is the latest invention in wearable technology.
The "smart jacket" was developed by Google in partnership with the American clothing manufacturer Levi's.
The two companies recently demonstrated the jacket at the South by Southwest technology conference in Austin, Texas.
The jacket is made from the same denim material that Levi's is known for worldwide. But it also comes equipped with wireless connectivity.
The technology uses fabric made with materials that can carry electronic signals. This lets people touch an area of the jacket near the wrist to perform wireless actions.
The interactive jacket includes a small "smart tag" that attaches to the end of the sleeve. This connects with Bluetooth technology to communicate with other devices.
If this tag is removed, the jacket can be washed just like other pieces of clothing.
The jacket is expected to begin selling this autumn for $350.
The new product demonstrates Google and Levi's desire to create a modern version of denim. The material was first introduced in 1873.
The jacket lets users easily control mobile devices while doing other activities, the project website says. Users can connect directly from the jacket to several different services, including phones, music or maps.
Developers expect the jacket to be especially popular among bicycle riders. They may find the technology easier to use than a smartwatch.
The project website says its team expects to see many other kinds of wearable technology in the future. It also urges designers to come up with their own ideas.
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最近，可穿戴技术领域有了新发明——一款可连接电子设备的新型夹克衫 。这款“智能夹克”由谷歌（Google）与美国服装界大佬李维斯（Levi’s）合作推出 。
这款外套采用的是李维斯享誉全球的丹宁牛仔面料 。只不过，外套还增加了无线连接设备 。
该科技产品所用纤维中含有可导电材料 。用户能够通过触摸手腕的布料控制无线连接 。
这款互动夹克内置一个微型“智能标签”，与袖子的末端相连 。而蓝牙技术通过标签与其他电子设备相连 。
这一新产品是谷歌与李维斯合力打造的一款现代版丹宁面料服饰 。丹宁面料最早是在1873年被引进美国的 。
该产品的官网介绍称，智能夹克能够让用户在进行其他活动时轻松控制可移动电子设备 。用户可以直接通过夹克连接几项不同的服务，包括手机，音乐或地图 。
开发人员称，该款夹克将在骑行爱好者中大受欢迎 。用户可能会发现，智能夹克比智能手表用起来更顺手 。
官网还介绍称，预计未来会出现更多其他类型的可穿戴技术 。此外，它还呼吁各位设计师踊跃提出好的创意 。