Category: Smart Textiles


Automotive inroads for Loomia

Loomia Technologies, based in Culver City, California, USA, has partnered with the Global Alliance Automotive to promote the use of soft-circuit technology in the automotive...

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Final projects for SmartX announced

The third and final SmartX funding call has concluded with six projects involving 13 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from eight countries receiving funding, selected...

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Stable inkjet printed circuits for wearables

New inks developed at Imperial College London and the Polytechnic of Milan provide a pathway to wearable devices – health monitors, body warmers, radio frequency...

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Electrically activated glue for internal surgery

A team of researchers led by Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has developed a device that offers a quicker and less-invasive way to seal tears...

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Focal vibration for rapid relief from sports injuries

Myovolt, the Christchurch, New Zealand-based pioneer of patented wearable recovery technology, is launching four new products exploiting focal vibration to massage muscles, stimulate blood flow,...

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World patent for shape-shifting, self-powered smart knits

An International Patent entitled Topographically conforming self-fitting garments made of active materials, follows work done by researchers at the University of Minnesota in partnership with...

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Rekindling New York’s textile innovation with Nextiles

Nextiles, a New York, USA-based textile manufacturing start-up backed by the National Science Foundation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is launching its smart...

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Nanoscale mechanism improves shock absorption

The pressurised insertion of aqueous solutions into water-repellent nanoporous materials, such as zeolites and metal-organic frameworks, could help to create high-performance energy-absorbing systems, an international...

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Survey casts doubt on wearables in healthcare

Wearable devices for healthcare assist consumers rather than clinicians, and their shortcomings are significant, according to a new report by Forrester Research based on interviews...

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3D-printed graphene-biopolymer aerogels for water filtration

A new process of three-dimensionally printing graphene aerogels overcomes two key hurdles — scalability and creating a version of the material stable enough for repeated...

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Is this the decade for aerogels?

The aerogel technology of Aspen Aerogels, developed over the past 20 years and supported by 270 patents, has found significant applications in the fields of...

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Creating an ‘antibody factory’ with nanofibres

Bioengineers at Duke University of Durham, North Carolina, USA, have developed a self-assembling nanomaterial that can help limit the damage caused by inflammatory diseases by...

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Improved nanofibre production at KAIST

Centrifugal multispinning, a new nanofibre production technique developed at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), is claimed to achieve up to 300...

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New SmartX projects announced

Following the second SmartX funding call, 10 projects submitted by 21 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 10 European countries have been awarded total grants...

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Warp knitting’s simplicity for e-textiles

The benefits of the warp knitting process for the creation of electronic textiles were outlined by Tony Hoojimeijer, president of Karl Mayer North America, during...

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Healing properties with durian’s spiky thorns

An antibacterial gel bandage has been produced from the discarded husks of the popular durian tropical fruit by food scientists from Nanyang Technological University in...

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