'Knitted muscles' provide power: Normal fabric with electroactive coating adds 'muscle'

Researchers have coated normal fabric with an electroactive material, and in this way given it the ability to actuate in the same way as muscle fibers. The technology opens new opportunities to design ‘textile muscles’ that could, for example, be incorporated into clothes, making it easier for people with disabilities to move.
'Knitted muscles' provide power: Normal fabric with electroactive coating adds 'muscle'