Carnegie Mellon University

Close up of red fabric

March 17, 2022

Kumar Quoted in The Daily Beast

Swarun Kumar was quoted in Daily Beast on a fiber that can be used to turn clothes into listening devices. Researchers from around the U.S. created a fiber that can bend under the slightest sounds. When woven into a shirt, the fibers are also able to pick up the sound’s direction. The fibers operate like a human ear, vibrating like the hairs within the ear and generating electrical impulses. “The project looks very exciting,” said Kumar, “the health implications of this work, such as sensing heartbeats and heart rhythms sound very promising.” Read the article here.