Intelligent Fastening Technology is a new system that, unlike traditional fasteners, requires no physical contact to operate. Intelligent Fasteners employ several components: software, embedded electronics, integrated sensors, shape-changing materials, and a fastening mechanism. Electronics and sensors are embedded into a fastening mechanism, controlled by software. When the mechanism receives a signal to fasten, an electric current stimulates the shape-changing materials to engage the other side of the fastener.
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