The Commuter jacket contains conductive fabric which allows you to connect your sleeve with your smartphone.
Google’s wearable computing initiative Project Jacquard has taken form in Levi’s new Commuter line of jackets. Commuter has a loop of interactive threading in the left sleeve cuff that can sense your hand gestures without you needing to touch the sleeve.
Combined with a bluetooth enabled loop (which is removable so you can machine wash the jacket) the Commuter allows you to program gesture commands into your smartphone.
In a demonstration video, a biker is shown getting directions from Google Maps, changing tracks on his music player, and rejecting phone calls all while in motion.
Google will be releasing APIs to developers, and the app will support custom gesture control.
Commuter will be released in the spring, although there will be a beta test this fall.
Take a look at the demo video.