Archive: February 2022

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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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E-Textiles 2022: first call for papers

The 4th International Conference on the Challenges, Opportunities, Innovations and Applications in Electronic Textiles (E-Textiles 2022) is now accepting abstract submissions.

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Conductive ink for printed e-textiles

Scientists at Case Western Reserve University, a private research university in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, have developed an inexpensive way to transform an ordinary shirt into...

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Multifunctional woven smart textile display

An international team of scientists led by the UK’s University of Cambridge have produced a fully woven smart textile display that integrates active electronic, sensing,...

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Partnership for remote health monitoring

With the market for medical health patch applications estimated to reach US$10bn by 2024, Henkel Printed Electronics and printed electronics specialist Quad Industries are strengthening...

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Sensor belt enables early detection of dementia

A team of Swiss researchers, together with clinical partners, is developing a new diagnostic tool that can detect the first signs of neurodegenerative changes, such...

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Electrospun patch delivers insulin efficiently

A prototype electrospun insulin-loaded patch that could be stuck comfortably to the inside of a person’s cheek, where it can deliver insulin in a less-invasive...

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