Category: Smart Textiles

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Patch uses nanomagnets to detect muscle movement through the skin

Using nanomagnets composites and conductive yarn, US scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles have invented a smart textile that can sense and measure...

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Wearable monitor detects stress hormone levels across a full day

Early warning signs of diseases caused by dysfunctional levels of stress hormones could be spotted more easily owing to a new wearable device developed by...

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Abdominal sealant patch with sensor function

To ensure that wounds remain tightly sealed in the abdomen after surgery, researchers at Empa and ETH Zürich in Switzerland have developed a patch with...

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Wirelessly powered smart bandage for drug-free wound care

A new generation of wirelessly powered, environmentally friendly “smart bandages” could help patients with non-healing wounds avoid infections, according to European scientists.

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Stretchable knee wearable senses joint motion

Researchers at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have developed a knitted, circuit-embedded knee wearable for wireless sensing of joint motion in real-time.

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Potential for cellulose thread in electronic textiles

A research team led by Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has developed a thread made of conductive cellulose, a renewable material, which offers sustainable and...

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Biodegradable ECG patch made of nanocellulose

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a sustainable electrocardiogram patch that is fully recyclable and made of biomaterials.

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Award for stretchable, heat-conductive smart textile

A soft, breathable and stretchable smart textile that warms up in 30 seconds with a 5V2A power bank, and is stylish, lightweight and eco-friendly, has...

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Sweater-wrapped robots can feel and react to human touch

A machine-knitted textile “skin” – called RobotSweater – that can sense contact and pressure has been developed by a research team from Carnegie Mellon University’s...

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Additively manufactured 3D knitted soft robots

Researchers at the Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have established a new approach for additively manufacturing soft robotics, using a...

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Raschel machine installed for smart textile projects

A Raschel knitting machine for processing electrically conductive yarns has been inaugurated at the Grabher Group’s research subsidiary V-trion in Lustenau, Austria.

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Knitted robotic textile for hand oedema patients

Researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA, have developed a knitted wearable tool to treat hand oedema – swelling caused by excess fluid...

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Battery prototype with fibre-shaped cathode

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a cathode in the shape of a thread-like fibre, which was then used to create a zinc-ion...

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Antimicrobial smart fabric could measure heart rate and heal itself

An international team of scientists has developed a simple metallic coating treatment for clothing or wearable textiles that can repair itself, repel bacteria from the...

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Programmable smart fabric responds to temperature and electricity

A new smart material developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, Canada, is activated by both heat and electricity.

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Robot caterpillar demonstrates new approach to locomotion

Researchers at North Carolina State University have demonstrated a caterpillar-like soft robot that can move forwards, backwards and dip under narrow spaces.

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