I’m intending to make a wearable piece of technology for my Future Generations project, so I looked into existing products.
Cutecircuit are a company that has been working on making wearable science fiction inspired clothing for ten years. The current articles’ wiring is unobtrusive and ‘feels like a normal garment’. The patterns in the LED light system are controlled by an app on your phone, which can change the colours and patterns that are formed in the clothing. The lights, which are full colour pixels, measure only 2mm, and are difficult to come by. Furthermore, the circuits are hand embroidered onto silk, to allow it to stretch comfortably.
Even if I don’t use this technique for my final product, I would like to try stitching a circuit into fabric, to see how it behaves.