Category: Smart Textiles

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Electro-tactile rendering device virtualises the sense of touch

A collaborative research team co-led by City University of Hong Kong has developed a wearable tactile rendering system that can mimic the sensation of touch...

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Textiles embedded with more than 1,000 tiny solar panels

Researchers at the UK’s Nottingham Trent University have developed textiles embedded with more than 1,000 miniature solar cells that can charge a smart watch or...

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Smart bandages could help with wound care

New research from Binghamton University’s Thomas J Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science takes an initial step toward better understanding of the wound healing...

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Financing for textile-based electrodes for medtech applications

St Gallen, Switzerland-based Nahtlos has received CHF1m in a first round of financing from a network of business angels in Switzerland and Liechtenstein and the...

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Standalone sweat sensor provides immediate readout

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a thin, flexible and stretchable sweat sensor that can show the level of glucose, lactate,...

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Improving wearable medical sensors with ultrathin mesh

On-skin medical sensors and wearable health devices must be incredibly flexible and ultrathin so they can move with the human body.

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Wearable power solution for smart-textile electronics

The development of self-powered sensors using textiles could effectively reduce the problems caused by rigid batteries.

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Advancing wearable technology for healthcare

Ohio State University’s Asimina Kiourti believes wearable technology can become a vital and seamless part of diagnostic health tools that provide major health benefits, improving...

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Wearable sensors styled into T-shirts and face masks

Researchers at Imperial College London, UK, have embedded low-cost sensors that monitor breathing, heart rate and ammonia into T-shirts and face masks.

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Energy harvesters show potential that fits like a glove

Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas say they have made significant improvements to energy-harvesting yarns they invented called “twistrons”, which are made from...

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Embedded pneumatic circuits for assistive garments

Textile-based pneumatic logic gates that could help people with functional limitations perform tasks without electronic assistance, eliminating the need for wearers to carry bulky power...

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Tackling dehydration through sweat-sensing technology

Digital health company Epicore Biosystems has entered into a partnership with Denka, a Japan-based multinational technology and materials company.

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Automotive supplier to collaborate on carbon fibre exoskeletons

Automotive supplier Mubea has entered into a co-operation agreement to commence production of robotic exoskeletons for smart power suits developer German Bionic of Augsburg, Germany.

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Bio-inks for 3D-printable wearables

US researchers at Texas A&M University has developed a new class of biomaterial inks that mimic native characteristics of highly conductive human tissue, much like...

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Vest monitors with acoustic sensors record lung function

A technology in which noises in the lungs are recorded using a textile vest with integrated acoustic sensors is being developed by researchers at the...

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Wireless sock monitors reduce rate of patient falls in hospitals

A study led by nurses at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center involving 569 hospitalised “fall risk” patients found the use of a wireless...

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