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Emerging Technology Analysis: Smart Fabrics Create New Opportunities for Interaction

Published: 03 August 2011

ID: G00214774

Analyst(s): Vishal Tripathi, Anshul Gupta


Smart fabrics have the potential to revolutionize how we interact with data, applications and devices. But technological and social obstacles may limit them to markets such as healthcare.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Technology Description
  • Technology Adoption
    • Drivers for Adoption
    • Factors Inhibiting Adoption
  • Technology Impacts
    • Who Will Be Affected
    • Actions to Take Now
    • Actions to Take in 2011 and 2012

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