Cintas and Google announced a joint collaboration with Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects Group (ATAP), to explore advancing Project Jacquard into the enterprise space. Jacquard is a smart garment technology developed by Google’s ATAP team, which enables conductive fibers to be woven into textiles, connecting interactive apparel wirelessly to devices, software platforms, and cloud services.

Cintas and ATAP are collaborating to advance use cases in work environments, with the goal of developing Jacquard-enhanced uniforms, said Cintas in a statement.

“The Jacquard platform provides new possibilities to interact with services, devices, and environments directly from the garment, literally from the cuff of your sleeve. This could greatly impact and benefit the healthcare industry in meaningful ways, for patients and practitioners, as well as provide solutions in numerous other fields,” said Ivan Poupyrev, Google ATAP Technical Project Lead for Project Jacquard.

Google has an existing partnership with Levis for connected clothing.

You can watch a video on Project Jacquard here: