Category: Smart Textiles

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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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Solar cell that can bend and soak in water

Researchers from Japan’s Riken Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS) and collaborators have developed an organic photovoltaic film that is both waterproof and flexible, which...

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Colour-shifting jacket glows orange by day and yellow-green at night

UK-based outerwear brand Vollebak has launched the Firefly Jacket that changes its hue from copper orange during the day or indoors to yellow-green at night...

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Ultra thin semiconductor fibres turn fabrics into wearable electronics

Ultra-thin semiconductor fibres turn fabrics into wearable electronics

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University Singapore have developed ultra-thin semiconductor fibres that can be woven into fabrics, turning them into smart wearable electronics.

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Warp knitting machine for electrically conductive textiles

German textile machine builder Karl Mayer has delivered an MJ 52/1 S warp knitting machine to Austrian high-tech textiles specialist Grabher Group at its facility in...

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Intelligent sensors prevent skin injuries

Swiss researchers are working on preventing pressure ulcer tissue damage in adults, which involves converting the risk factors of pressure and circulatory disorders into helpful...

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Diaper-embedded urination sensor

Toray Industries has developed a diaper-embedded urination sensor that notifies caregivers when changes are necessary.

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Modular textile origami snake robot for search and rescue

Researchers at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark are developing an origami-style snake robot that can move on uneven terrain and...

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Flexible displays using ‘swarm technology’

Dynavisual has developed a patented technology to visualise data on smart textiles that allow for adaptive and interactive projections, which can be used for a...

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Self-healing system for concrete infrastructure

Researchers from Drexel University’s College of Engineering are using fibre reinforcement in hopes of producing concrete structures that can repair their cracks.

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