Google Sets Its Sights On Smart Clothing With New Patent

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Google may be looking to fashion as its next industry to disrupt.

The tech giant was recently granted a patent for a smart garment that captures biometric data from users, but it’s not the first time Google has experimented with smart clothes — it has been involved in the space since launching a connected jacket with Levi’s in 2015.

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However, this new patent may put Google in a position to further capitalize on connected fashion by monitoring movement and providing ergonomic assessments, mainly geared towards athletes and workers performing manual labor.

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