BOSTON (CBS) — Stinky gym clothes could be a thing of the past. Scientists have developed a fabric that can neutralize sweat.
In recent years, scientists have been developing an array of smart fabrics that can react to light or temperature to change color or conduct an electrical signal.READ MORE: Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday Weekend Set For August 14 & 15
Now they are developing modified cotton that emits a lemony-citronella scent when it comes into contact with sweat.READ MORE: Construction Worker Impaled By Piece Of Fence At Plymouth Home
They currently are working on two different strategies, one that releases a quick burst of scent and one that provides a slower, more controlled release.MORE NEWS: 5 Ducklings Rescued From Storm Drain In Rockland
The hope is to eventually create sweat-neutralizing exercise clothes.