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Boston Globe: U.S. backs MIT-led research into wearable devices

June 13, 2016

This story appears on the front page of the Business section with the headline “MIT-led bid knits fabrics, technology.”

  • “Here is a bold vision that’s not just manufacturing stuff that we know about but also enabling a whole new interpretation of the fabric industry,” said Yoel Fink, director of the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics, who will lead the effort.
  • “This is big news for Boston and Cambridge,” [Secretary Jay] Ash said. “But it’s also big news for Worcester, Springfield, and Lowell because they’re all going to be beneficiaries of the research that’s going to be done.”