Google and Levi’s took advantage of the SXSW, which is currently held in Austin, USA, to give news of Project Jacquard, a connected jacket able to control a smartphone thanks to some gestures applied to the fabric. Its release is now scheduled for next autumn on the other side of the Atlantic at a rate of around $ 350.
It has been almost a year since we heard more about the Jacquard Project. Let us briefly recall the concept: starting from the idea that it is dangerous to look at its smartphone when riding a bike, Google and Levi’s have teamed up to create a connected jacket capable of taking into account certain gestures of the user to control his phone.
Exit scheduled next autumn at the rate of 350 dollars
Currently the jacket is able to recognize three gestures: touch the fabric to the right or to the left and tap it twice. Thanks to the application installed on his smartphone, the jacket, which includes Bluetooth sensors and wires to take into account the gestures, can then control the smartphone. You can set or mute your music application, receive a call, or ask Google Maps for directions. Other gestures will be incorporated into the application by its release, scheduled for next autumn, in the United States initially.