Antimicrobial smart fabric could measure heart rate and heal itself

Vi Khanh experiment closeupAn international team of scientists has developed a simple metallic coating treatment for clothing or wearable textiles that can repair itself, repel bacteria from the wearer and even monitor a person’s electrocardiogram heart signals.

The researchers from North Carolina State University, USA, Flinders University, Australia, and South Korea say the conductive circuits created by liquid metal particles can transform wearable electronics and open doors for further development of human-machine interfaces, including soft robotics and health monitoring systems.

For the full story, see the June 2023 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.


Image: Flinders University