Category: Smart Textiles

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Cardio and biochemical readings from a single skin patch

The first wearable device that can monitor both cardiovascular signals and multiple biochemical levels in the human body at the same time has been developed at the University of...

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Dry powder route to beauty with D-Preg

A new dry, bio-based, electrospun beauty mask has been shown to reduce the presence of forehead wrinkles and crows-feet around the eyes and to moisturise...

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Supersonic brake for the Mars landing

UK technical textiles producer Heathcoat Fabrics supplied the fabric for the parachute with which NASA’s Perseverance Rover successfully landed on the surface of Mars on...

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Smart diaper solution for incontinence

Personal hygiene group Ontex has developed a smart diaper that automatically alerts caregivers when the pad needs to be changed.

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Silent power for robotic assistance clothing

Reliatrace, based in Amery, Wisconsin, USA, has secured a US Patent for a self-regulating flexible heating device.

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Spontaneous assembly of tough nanoribbons

For the past couple of decades, scientists and engineers have been following nature’s lead, designing molecules that assemble themselves in water, with the goal of...

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Inexpensive Covid-19 sensor for face masks

In another development at University of California San Diego, a colour-changing test strip can be attached to a face mask and used to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a...

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Nanosensors detect infections in smart bandage

Researchers at the University of Rhode Island have developed a smart bandage that can detect and monitor an infection in a wound via the integration...

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Preventing ulcers with printed sensors

A smart mattress cover has been developed in Germany with the potential to reduce the risk of developing decubitus ulcers – the potentially life-threatening pressure...

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Enhanced electrical composites via 3D printing

A method of increasing the electrical performance of composites infused with graphene nano-platelets could change the way materials are designed and manufactured, researchers at Florida...

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Berkeley wearable enables interaction

A device that can recognise hand gestures based on electrical signals detected in the forearm is being developed at University of California, Berkeley.

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Covid-19 project attracts US$2.8m funding

Royal Philips and continuous health monitoring company BioIntelliSense will receive almost US$2.

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Giving garments enough grip for robots

Despite being universally adopted in many areas of traditional manufacturing, industrial robots have failed to find a place in garment sewing applications due to their...

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Surfaceskins infection control pull handle

The Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute (NIRI) based in Leeds, UK, has launched a new Surfaceskins infection control pull handle.

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DuPont’s eco-system for wearable patches at an advanced stage

DuPont has established a complete eco-system for the development of new wearable patches based around its Liveo and Intexar platforms, and involving the Holst Centre,...

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New nano-sensitivity for electronic skin

A new range of nanomaterial strain sensors that are 10 times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared with existing technology will improve the safety...

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