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Biologic fabric uses living bacteria that reacts to the user’s sweat

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Biologic fabric uses living bacteria that reacts to the user’s sweat

Smart clothes, which makes use of technology to benefit the wearer, has been undergoing lots of development lately, particularly in the areas of high-performance sports, where small details can make a huge difference to an athlete.

Following this trend, MIT Media Labs’ Tangible Media Group in collaboration with MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering have developed a fabric called “biologic” which uses bacteria as an energy source. The project uses Bacillus Subtilis, a bacteria discovered by the Japanese a long time ago in dry stalks of rice which was used to make bags to carry soybeans.

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