Archive: 2022


Making smart clothing accessible for healthcare

Speaking at the E-Textiles Network conference held in November in Nottingham, UK, keynote speaker Martin Ashby (pictured), chief innovation officer of Manchester, UK-based sportswear brand…

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Flexible conductive adhesives for thin-film solar cells and wearables

When it comes to electronics, characteristics such as bendability, flexibility, foldability and wearability become increasingly important.

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Smart mask tracks respiratory sounds for respiratory disease identification

A research team led by the City University of Hong Kong has developed a smart mask that integrates an ultrathin nanocomposite sponge structure-based soundwave sensor,…

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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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