Archive: October 2022

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Wearable health devices are not reaching those at risk

A new study has found that people who need wearable health devices, such as smartwatches and fitness bands, may use them the least.

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Robots that can feel fabric layers could help with laundry

New research from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute can help robots feel layers of fabric rather than relying on computer vision tools to only see...

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Smart glove system for sportswear

A range of new high-tech materials for sports applications was presented by Kuraray at November’s ISPO Munich trade fair for the sports industry in Germany.

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Sensors for face masks that help gauge fit

A new sensor developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could make it easier to ensure a good fit for a face mask.

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Partnership to create next-generation automotive textiles

Loomia Technologies and Khalil Design have partnered to create a customised multi-function textile on a new concept demonstrator.

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Electro-tactile rendering device virtualises the sense of touch

A collaborative research team co-led by City University of Hong Kong has developed a wearable tactile rendering system that can mimic the sensation of touch...

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Textiles embedded with more than 1,000 tiny solar panels

Researchers at the UK’s Nottingham Trent University have developed textiles embedded with more than 1,000 miniature solar cells that can charge a smart watch or...

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Smart bandages could help with wound care

New research from Binghamton University’s Thomas J Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science takes an initial step toward better understanding of the wound healing...

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Financing for textile-based electrodes for medtech applications

St Gallen, Switzerland-based Nahtlos has received CHF1m in a first round of financing from a network of business angels in Switzerland and Liechtenstein and the...

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Standalone sweat sensor provides immediate readout

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a thin, flexible and stretchable sweat sensor that can show the level of glucose, lactate,...

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