Archive: April 2024

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Nanofibres rid water of hazardous dyes

Dyes, such as those used in the textile industry, are a major environmental problem: at the Vienna University of Technology, efficient filters have now been...

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Real-time soundscapes using soft interfaces

The Dung Dkar Cloak, a Hungarian art-led multidisciplinary research project, is an interactive installation combining digital jacquard weaving, sound synthesis, fractal geometry and algorithmic thinking...

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Intelligent waterproofing system for flat roofs

At April’s Techtextil trade fair held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, a Techtextil Innovation Award was presented to CITEVE, the Portuguese technological centre for the...

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Smart pump keeps garments dry

At April’s Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, LunaMicro was awarded a Techtextil Innovation Award in the New Technology category for its electro-osmotic...

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Battery-free fibre illuminates textiles

An electronic fibre designed by researchers at Donghua University, Shanghai, China, is flexible enough to be comfortably woven into clothing and other textiles and does...

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Fabrication and reliability of e-textiles

At an E-Textiles Network webinar held in April, Dr Paula Veske-Lepp, a postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University, Belgium, discussed the fabrication and reliability of e-textiles...

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Machine learning creates fabric-based touch sensor

A new study from North Carolina State University combines three-dimensional embroidery techniques with machine learning to create a fabric-based sensor that can control electronic devices...

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Wearable technology for stroke rehabilitation

The UK’s University of Hertfordshire and Myovolt have joined forces to develop wearable technology to improve the functional mobility of people living with disabilities caused...

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Making remote hugs tangible with virtual skin contact

Technology that will enable children in hospital isolation wards to feel in a natural way the close physical proximity of their parents during virtual visits...

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