Category: Smart Textiles

Circularid1

A digital twin for every garment in the world

Microsoft and New York, USA-headquartered Eon have announced an ambitious plan to initially bring 400m products online by 2025 through their Connected Products project – a collaboration that will...

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Major brands back Mylo mushroom leather

Adidas, Kering, Lululemon and Stella McCartney are the major brand names in a consortium that has secured exclusive access to Mylo – a new material made from...

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CNTs for advanced water filtration

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have created carbon nanotube (CNT) pores which – at just 0.

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Cambridge STaN

Microfibre sensors as home-testing kits

Three-dimensional printed microfibre sensors with potential beyond the capabilities of conventional film-based devices have been developed in the UK.

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Energy on the move

Empa researchers in Switzerland have developed a material that works like a luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) and can be applied to textile fibres, opening up the possibility...

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Penn state skin

Simple sintering route for silver skin patches

Sensors have been printed directly onto human skin without the use of heat in an international project led by Huanyu Cheng, at the Pennsylvania State University Department...

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RMIT3

Stretchable electronic skin reacts to pain

Electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin will open the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts....

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KAIST

Five fingers, one sensor

A team led by Professor Sungho Jo from the School of Computing at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) collaborated with Professor Seunghwan Ko from...

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NUS Glove

Next-generation smart gloves for gamers

While the concept of controlling a game using the hands via gloves is not new, the main problems have always been weight and flexibility.

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Amazon Halo Band

Amazon stresses privacy of new health monitor

Amazon’s new Halo Band builds on older fitness-tracking devices with features that have never been seen before in a mainstream wearable device.

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Purdue

Wearables for wounds and paper interfaces

Among recent developments to come out of the Purdue Research Foundation’s Office of Technology Commercialization is a wearable solution allowing patients to receive treatment for chronic wounds without...

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AM Texas

Replicating the sophistication of a human limb

A human limb is a carefully layered structure, with stiff bone wrapped in layers of different soft tissue, such as muscle and skin, all perfectly bound together....

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Octouse

Octopus muscle for soft robots

The nimble shape-shifting of the octopus – and its ability to squeeze through tight spaces with the quick contraction of a muscle – has inspired the development at...

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EPFL

Deciphering multiple deformations

By adapting concepts from reflectometry, researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have created soft fibre-shaped sensors that open up many new possibilities for smart textiles....

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Footfalls

Rapid production of smart shoe uppers

Nottingham, UK-based Footfalls & Heartbeats has created a knitted shoe upper that can measure gait when someone is walking or running.

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Exploiting copper’s hostility to coronavirus

A simple and effective solution to making public spaces such as restaurants safe from Covid-19 is being proposed by Texe, based in Florence, Italy, in the form...

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