A group of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have unveiled a “textile-based tactile learning platform that can be used to record, monitor and learn human–environment interactions.” The wearable technology could potentially be used in sport or fitness activities to offer feedback for an individual’s shape. The researchers created a special textile that senses pressure and turns that pressure into electrical signals. The “tactile textiles” are created via digital machine-knitting of traditional textile fibers mixed with a small amount of the custom-made fibers pressure-sensing fibers. The AI-powered sensing textiles can classify humans’ motions and other interactions with the environment. Information about whole-body poses and biomechanical signatures can also be revealed through the platform. The study, co-signed by ten researchers, has appeared in Nature Electronics.