Latest Smart Textiles News

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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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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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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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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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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Smart service for restaurants

The German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf is developing intelligent tablecloths that can initially assist restaurant management with social distancing arrangements, allowing visitors to place their...

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Self-healing and illuminating material

A new stretchable material enables highly visible illumination at much lower operating voltages and is also resilient to damage due to its self-healing properties when used in...

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