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Stroke patient helped to walk by high-tech trousers

A stroke survivor in the UK is learning to walk independently again owing to high-tech trousers powered by artificial intelligence (AI).

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Smart socks could transform dementia care

A sock that combines sensors with artificial intelligence could help care staff detect agitation and prevent falls in people with dementia.

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Wearables will transform health, but change brings challenges

Wearable technology presents immense opportunities to improve the way people live their lives, but a group of international researchers say the rapidly developing field also...

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Wearable ultrasound scanner could detect breast cancer earlier

To improve the overall survival rate for breast cancer patients, US researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed a wearable ultrasound device that...

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How will astronauts keep their underwear clean on the Moon?

With astronauts gearing up for a return to the Moon, possibly as soon as 2025 with the planned Artemis mission, scientists are looking into the...

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Vibrating vests translate music for deaf concertgoers

Haptic suits, designed to enable concertgoers who are deaf or hard of hearing to experience orchestral music, are being developed as initiatives to improve inclusivity...

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Thermoregulating fabric keeps wearers comfortable

A thermoregulating textile has been developed that keeps wearers comfortable with a minimal amount of energy input owing to a conductive polymer that can be...

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Prototype stretchable fabric-based lithium-ion battery

A team of University of Houston researchers have developed a prototype of a fully stretchable fabric-based lithium-ion battery.

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Printed graphene electrodes for textile-embedded TENGs

Researchers from Portugal’s Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores – Microsistemas e Nanotecnologias (INESC MN), Universidade de Lisboa and the UK’s University of Exeter...

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Apple granted patent for smart fabric watchband

US technology company Apple has been granted a patent for its smart fabric-based Apple Watch band with an integrated sensor for touch control of apps...

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