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Electric textile lights a lamp when stretched

Video   •   Mar 22, 2018 10:13 GMT

 
Anja Lund demonstrates the technology with a piece of the electric textile in the shoulder strap of a bag (the lighter-coloured part). When the textile is stretched it builds up voltage in a capacitor until the voltage is high enough to intermittently power a connected LED. If the entire bag were made from the electric textile it could generate sufficient voltage to e.g. power an LED continuously.
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