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The Onesie That Turns You Into A Wi-Fi Hotspot

Borre Akkersdijk began experimenting with a circular knitting machine in 2009 to knit two layers of fine cotton thread enveloping a synthetic fibre.

Now he has pushed the technique further by running copper wire through the material during the manufacturing process.

The wires can be hooked up to chips and connectivity devices, and he has created two prototype outfits called BB.Suits with wi-fi, Bluetooth and GPS capabilities.

But due to limitations with current chip technology, it is unlikely to hit shops soon.

He said: "The copper goes in during the manufacturing process, and big spots are left open within the design so we can put chips and stuff in.

"Wearable technology is really in the beginning stage, and at the moment there are no chips that can be washed."

The suit is bulky because batteries and processor boards are hidden in the BB.Suit's pockets.

He recently tested the suit at a technology festival, using it to broadcast his location on Google Maps.

His fashion label, ByBorre, is based in an old biscuit factory in Amsterdam, and the firm is researching ways to improve the use of wearable technology.





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