Wearable Technology has come of age and has started to become a part of our daily life.

A number of people are seeing the benefits of wearable technologies with both Android Wear and Apple Watch hitting the scene with full force. Step counting, notifications, blood pressure, a smartwatch can be of immense use for many.

Fitness trackers require the person to wear something which no one will like to wear. Most users usually stop wearing them after some time.

Google has been working on this problem of making wearable technology more comfortable to achieve better consumer compliance.

It is named Project Jacquard, a revolutionary new concept of weaving technology into the fabric of clothing itself

Google has announced its partnership with iconic U.S. jean maker Levi Strauss to make clothing from specially woven fabric with touch-screen control capabilities.

The Search engine giant used its annual developer’s conference in San Francisco to unveil its Project Jacquard and also declare Levi Strauss as its first partner.

The genesis of the name Project Jacquard goes back in times to a Frenchman who invented a type of loom.

Project Jacquard is handled by a crack Google team known as Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP). It is different from Google (x) lab that develops big-vision innovations such as self-driving cars.

Emre Karagozler of ATAP showed the smart fabric which is much akin to a normal fabric when it comes to look or feel but the similarity ends here.

Special conductive threads are woven into a number of types of fabrics and can be made to look prominent or concealed as per the designer’s wish.

In the same way conductivity could be limited to a particular area or could be extended all along the fabric.

The fabric is just like a normal fabric and is stretchable and even washable explains Karagozler

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