Category: Smart Textiles


Wearable for monitoring prenatal health at home

An estimated 15m babies are born prematurely every year in the EU, posing a significant risk to both maternal and neonatal health.

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3D printing smart clothing with liquid metal-alginate ink

Researchers at Zhejiang University, China, have developed a conductive three-dimensional printing ink made of liquid metal droplets coated with alginate, a polymer derived from algae.

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Smart wound dressing with integrated drugs

An electrospun nanofibre dressing that releases an antimicrobial agent in response to the temperatures characteristic of infected wounds is being developed by Swiss researchers Scientists at...

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Smart glove to train young surgeons

A glove is being trialled at Liverpool Hospital that gives surgical trainees instant and accurate feedback.

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Stretchable and printable free-form lithium-ion batteries

A South Korean research team has developed a soft, mechanically deformable and stretchable lithium battery that can be used in the development of wearable devices.

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Smart bra device detects early-stage breast cancer

A smart bra device developed in Nigeria with built-in ultrasound technology can detect breast cancer early, potentially saving African women long journeys to access screening...

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Preventing malfunction in yarns designed to store energy

North Carolina State University researchers have found a way to prevent electrical malfunctions in yarns designed to store electrical energy.

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Novel double-helix yarn piezoresistive sensor for pulse monitoring

Textiles woven with yarn are used in remote medical diagnosis with intelligent electronic sensing technology.

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Fitness clothing combines small tracking sensor

A Manchester, UK-based sportswear brand that launched recently has created garments that look like high-end gym wear, but include a small, hidden pocket to store...

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Acoustic fabric converts sounds into electrical signals

Inspired by the human ear, an “acoustic” fabric developed by US engineers converts audible sounds into electrical signals.

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Knitted garments record cardiac activity

A team of researchers from the University of Toronto, Canada, led by Professor Hani Naguib from the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, has developed...

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Energy-storing composite for electric vehicles

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have advanced NASA technologies to develop a power suit for an electric car that is said to be...

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Lightweight material protects against high-speed projectiles

Engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed a nanofibre mat that is said to provide better protection from high-speed projectile impacts than steel plates...

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Follow the thread: knitting design system for functional fabrics

Researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, are translating the loops and twists of knitting into a digital architecture as a key step in...

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A touchscreen embedded in your T-shirt

Researchers in the European Commission-funded Graphene Flagship are driving the rapid development of graphene-enabled wearable technology, using the unique physical properties of graphene.

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Piezoelectric tissue scaffold stimulates knee cartilage repair

Researchers at the USA’s University of Connecticut have used piezoelectric biodegradable nanofibre tissue scaffold technology to successfully regrow cartilage directly in a rabbit’s knee, which...

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