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Researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed the first color-changing fabric that can be controlled with a smartphone.

Professor Ayman Abouraddy and his team at CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, have developed a series of prototypes that includes purses and backpacks. The products change color and pattern through the use of an app or with the click of a built-in button.


Make it pink. Make it blue. Or make it pink and blue stripes. With color-changing smart fabric, you can change your outfit with the press of a button on an app. 

Researchers at the University of Central Florida are taking wearables to the next level with a new color-changing fabric they call ChroMorphous. Controlled by an app, this battery-powered fabric physically changes color when turned on.


ChroMorphous is a new innovation in the textile industry. The fabric is an active, user-controlled, color-changing eTextile. With ChroMorphous color-changing fabric, you can control the color and patterns of your clothing and accessories at any time, using only your smartphone.

When ChroMorphous is incorporated into a product, each thread can be activated, resulting in a variety of different colors and patterns.


Scientists invented an electronic color-changing fabric that looks like it's from the future.

The College of Optics & Photonics at the University of Central Florida developed a washable fabric that changes colors.


The debate over whether "the dress" is blue and black or white and gold now has a third answer: it can be both. At least it is when using a new color-changing fabric developed by a team from the College of Optics & Photonics (CREOL) at the University of Central Florida. This chameleon-like cloth is embedded with micro-wires that can shift the color of individual threads based on the amount of electrical current running through them.


A new technology being developed at the University of Central Florida would allow consumers to shift the color or patterns on their clothes or accessories on the fly.

It works because the threads in the fabric are embedded with thin metal wires that have an electric current running through them.

The intensity of the current, which can be controlled with a mobile app, changes the wires’ temperature, affecting its color.


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