Imagine being able a textile that is both waterproof and can absorb solar energy. That technology is here and its being made with laser printers. The primary application of this technology will be with the medical industry. These fabrics have the ability to have sensors embedded in them that can perform various actions such as checking vitals and health status of patients. The ability to laser print these textiles significantly increases the production rate makes this technology a far more viable solution to modern problems

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190827101603.htm