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Smart backpack responds to hand gestures

Swatches | Feb. 1, 2021 | By:

The Samsonite® Konnect-i backpack with Jacquard by Google technology offers a backpack for more easily accessible connected traveling. The Jacquard technology enables the owner to pick up a call, hear text messages, play music or be alerted when one’s Uber has arrived—all with a hand gesture to the strap of the backpack. The smart fabric allows the user to configure the actions to be assigned to four different gestures: brush up, brush down, double tap and cover. Jacquard threads woven into interactive textiles make these touch gestures possible, yet are otherwise indistinguishable from regular textiles. Photo: Jacquard by Google.

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