Researchers, based out of North Carolina State University, were able to create a breathable sleeve device, which allowed the wearer to control a Tetris game. The wearable sleeve was created using very thein material that was electronic and had the ability to breathe. Yong Zhu, one of the researchers on the project, spoke about its potential, “The method we used for creating the material is also important because it’s a simple process that would be easy to scale up.”
The material was created by stretching polymer film, and then coated in nanowires, to allow electronic currents to pass through. The project could a significant step toward wearable electronics that can continue to operate for long periods of time.