Archive: April 2022


Electronic skin perceives touch from different directions

A German research team from Chemnitz and Dresden has taken a major step forward in the development of sensitive electronic skin (e-skin) with integrated artificial...

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Scalable methods for making energy-harvesting textiles

A scalable manufacturing technique to create wearable fabrics embedded with small power generators is being used by researchers in the UK and Sri Lanka to...

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3D knitted textile sensor for activity recognition

Using digital flat-bed and circular knitting machines, researchers at the School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have developed seamless and scalable piezo-resistive...

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Sensors integrated in clothing monitor heart rate

With stretchable, bendable smart textiles poised to reshape clothing of all kinds, creating new opportunities for integrating advanced monitoring technologies into everyday items, researchers at...

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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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