Category: Smart Textiles

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NAWAStitch for next-generation energy storage

NAWA Technologies, based in Rousset, Aix-en-Provence, France, has acquired N12 Technologies, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology spin-off company specialising in mass-produced vertically aligned carbon nanotubes.

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Potential outlined for SmartX projects

SmartX Europe, the European Smart Textiles Accelerator, has made its final call for project applications, with companies having until 15 February to secure up to €60,000 in funding each....

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Smart fabrics exposed to a space environment at the ISS

The outer skin of a space-based structure is designed using materials known to protect against the harsh elements of space.

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Brain mapping for babies made simple

A new form of wearable, baby-friendly, brain-mapping technology has implications for understanding developmental conditions, such as autism spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy.

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Finger pad friction is a key to haptic control

A thorough understanding of the self-regulating moisture mechanism of human fingerprints could help in the development of more tactile sensors, an international research team believes.

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Humask for sufferers of hearing loss

Entreprise Prémont has launched the Humask-Pro Vision, a windowed mask designed for families and professional people with hearing loss.

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Face mask 2.0 for viral communication

Donut Robotics – a Japanese venture founded in 2014 out of a garage in Fukuoka – has been inundated with enquiries from international marketing companies in the past few...

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Smart fabric senses through ‘implicit input’

Capacativo is a Microsoft smart fabric that can detect different non-metallic objects ranging from avocados to credit cards.

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Smart options with MDW technology

Swiss textile machinery builder Jakob Müller has woven a textile calculator to demonstrate the capabilities of its new MDW technology.

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Promising route to piezoelectric nylon fibres

A new method for producing nylon fibres that are smart enough to produce electricity from simple body movement has been developed in a collaboration between the UK’s...

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Strength and sensitivity in carbon fibre sensor

An ultra-sensitive strain sensor that is at the same time extremely resilient can be embedded into textiles and soft robotic systems.

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Liquid crystals spun into colour-changing fibres

Electrospinning processes for the production of thermochromic fibres from liquid crystals, which change colour in response to changes in temperature, are being developed by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth...

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A digital twin for every garment in the world

Microsoft and New York, USA-headquartered Eon have announced an ambitious plan to initially bring 400m products online by 2025 through their Connected Products project – a collaboration that will...

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Major brands back Mylo mushroom leather

Adidas, Kering, Lululemon and Stella McCartney are the major brand names in a consortium that has secured exclusive access to Mylo – a new material made from...

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CNTs for advanced water filtration

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have created carbon nanotube (CNT) pores which – at just 0.

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Microfibre sensors as home-testing kits

Three-dimensional printed microfibre sensors with potential beyond the capabilities of conventional film-based devices have been developed in the UK.

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