I recently came across an article about a new product that will premiere in the spring of 2017. It’s Google’s ‘Jacquard’ and it’s the first (but certainly not the last) piece of connected clothing to hit the market.
In a partnership with Levi’s, Google has created what they call “interactive denim” – indistinguishable from Levi’s traditional denim but loaded with sensors that can detect hand movements.
The pitch is that a wearer can interact with with Google Maps, Spotify, phone calls, texts (and many more apps to come) by simply touching the sleeve of their jacket.
After I finished reading the piece, my tech-curious mind immediately asked: “How will this technology find its way into the field service industry?”Continue Reading