With the advent of the Internet of Things, consumers expect more and more products to be “smart” and include connectivity and sensor capabilities. This trend applies to clothing, beginning with popular accessories like smart watches, and extending to heated garments such as ski boots and gloves. In the past, connected accessories required rigid components like wires and microprocessors to function, which interferes with the form and feel people expect from their clothing. Now, Soliyarn has created a breakthrough method to make the fabric itself a part of the electronics – with no wires needed.