Category: Smart Textiles

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Powering devices with carbon nanotube yarns

For generating electricity from body heat, researchers at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan have developed a carbon nanotube (CNT) yarn with...

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VTT pioneers next-generation smart patches

A pilot factory has been developed at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland for the roll-to-roll production of smart wearable patches, which will be...

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Smart knee brace technology and the future of rehabilitation

In the field of orthopaedics, knee braces have long been recognised for the crucial role they have in providing support and stability to the knee.

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Swiss handball fans trial LED-equipped smart textile caps

Swiss start-up Dynavisual has tested an Internet of Things platform that enables data to be visualised on smart textiles.

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Smart neckband for tracking dietary intake

An international team led by researchers from Purdue University, USA, has developed a smart neckband that allows wearers to monitor their dietary intake.

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Sound-suppressing fabric reduces noise transmission in large spaces

Unwanted noise remains a resounding problem, so to cut through the din of today’s noisy world, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute...

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Nanofibres rid water of hazardous dyes

Dyes, such as those used in the textile industry, are a major environmental problem: at the Vienna University of Technology, efficient filters have now been...

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Real-time soundscapes using soft interfaces

The Dung Dkar Cloak, a Hungarian art-led multidisciplinary research project, is an interactive installation combining digital jacquard weaving, sound synthesis, fractal geometry and algorithmic thinking...

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Intelligent waterproofing system for flat roofs

At April’s Techtextil trade fair held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, a Techtextil Innovation Award was presented to CITEVE, the Portuguese technological centre for the...

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Smart pump keeps garments dry

At April’s Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, LunaMicro was awarded a Techtextil Innovation Award in the New Technology category for its electro-osmotic...

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Battery-free fibre illuminates textiles

An electronic fibre designed by researchers at Donghua University, Shanghai, China, is flexible enough to be comfortably woven into clothing and other textiles and does...

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Fabrication and reliability of e-textiles

At an E-Textiles Network webinar held in April, Dr Paula Veske-Lepp, a postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University, Belgium, discussed the fabrication and reliability of e-textiles...

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Machine learning creates fabric-based touch sensor

A new study from North Carolina State University combines three-dimensional embroidery techniques with machine learning to create a fabric-based sensor that can control electronic devices...

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Wearable technology for stroke rehabilitation

The UK’s University of Hertfordshire and Myovolt have joined forces to develop wearable technology to improve the functional mobility of people living with disabilities caused...

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Making remote hugs tangible with virtual skin contact

Technology that will enable children in hospital isolation wards to feel in a natural way the close physical proximity of their parents during virtual visits...

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Solar cell that can bend and soak in water

Researchers from Japan’s Riken Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS) and collaborators have developed an organic photovoltaic film that is both waterproof and flexible, which...

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