Musical jacket turns an ordinary jacket into a wearable musical instrument. Musical jacket allows the wearer to play notes, chords, rhythms, and accompaniment using any instrument available in the general music scheme.
It integrates fabric keypad, a sequencer, synthesizer, amplifying speakers, conductive organza, and batteries to power these subsystems.
Chameleonic textiles(Chromic Materials):
These are intelligent textiles which change color (because the dye applied on the surface change color) with change in temperature.
Chromic materials are the general term referring to materials which radiate the colour, erase the colour or just change it because of its induction caused by the external stimuli, such as light, heat, electricity, solvent, pressure.
The color change is especially due to application of thermo chromic dyes whose color changes at particular temperature.
2 types of thermo chromic systems that have been successfully applied to textiles -the liquid crystal type and the molecular rearrangement type. In both the cases, the dye is entrapped in microcapsules, applied to garment fabric like a pigment in a resin binder
Emits lights according to external environmental conditions.
*Photoluminescence: external stimulus is light.
*Electroluminescence: external stimulus is electricity.
*Chemioluminescence: external stimulus is a chemical reaction.
*Triboluminescence: external stimulus is friction.