Self-Repairing Clothing

Self-repairing garment
Image from Juan Ochoa

Smart, active clothing which rejects dirt and repairs moderate damage. May consist entirely of smart fabrics or utility foglets, or may instead hold a population of micro-or nanobots which can effect repairs. Note that all active clothing types require energy input at regular intervals (and occasionally raw materials as well), or they will cease to operate. Some advanced forms of active clothing can absorb power from nearby energy sources by induction.

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Development Notes
Text by Steve Bowers and Juan Ochoa
Initially published on 19 October 2010.