Category: Smart Textiles


Smart sock alerts older people to risk of falling

A smart sock that alerts older people to the increased risk of falls has been created by electronic textiles (e-textiles) experts at the UK’s Nottingham...

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Micro-scale knots make materials unusually tough

Engineers at the California Institute of Technology have developed a new material made from interconnected micro-scale knots.

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Threading rows of metal atoms into nanofibre bundles

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University in Japan have successfully threaded atoms of indium metal in between individual fibres in bundles of transition metal chalcogenide nanofibres.

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Contactless gesture recognition with illuminative textile

An intelligent system offering a contact-free gesture recognition illuminative textile that changes colour via hand and body gestures has been developed by researchers at the...

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Smart car seat cover

Footfalls & Heartbeats has developed simple, non-intrusive sensing technology in a knitted car seat cover to enhance comfort, safety and occupational health in modern mobility.

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Reactive fabrics respond to changes in temperature

Soft and elastic filaments made from liquid crystalline elastomers are being used by researchers in Finland and the UK to weave textiles that can change...

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Vibrating shirt makes music more accessible

A Dutch-American technology brand was one of the five finalists in the Tommy Hilfiger’s Fashion Frontier Challenge 2023.

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Transforming the future of wearables through textile integration

Softmatter, a technology company that operates at the intersection of soft goods and wearables, has announced its configurable stack of new technologies to accelerate the...

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Smart insole to identify and mitigate workplace slips, trips and falls

To boost workplace safety, researchers from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Singapore and the Institute for Health Innovation & Technology...

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Soft robotic wearable restores arm function for people with ALS

A team of US researchers from the Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a soft...

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Sensor enables ‘smart diapers’ and other health monitors

A sensor developed by researchers at Pennsylvania State University could help workers in day-care centres, hospitals and other medical settings provide more immediate care to...

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Artificially intelligent heated vest

Workwear producer Carhartt of Dearborn, Michigan, USA, has introduced an intelligent heated vest designed to eliminate fluctuating body temperatures, and personalise heat and comfort both...

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Powering wearable technology with textile supercapacitor ‘patch’

Materials scientists from Drexel University’s College of Engineering, in partnership with a team at Accenture Labs, have reported a new design of a flexible wearable...

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Textiles are smarter with conductive threads

Durak Tekstil, a Turkey-based manufacturer of industrial sewing and embroidery threads, is now offering smart textile solutions for electronics-based applications with its conductive threads.

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UV light-emitting smart bandage for wound treatment

Researchers at the University of Southampton, UK, and Ifremer, France, have developed a wirelessly powered ultraviolet-C radiation-based disinfecting bandage for the sterilisation and treatment of...

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Analysing sweat using microelectronic fibres

A microelectronic fibre that is capable of analysing electrolytes and metabolites in sweat and could be woven into clothing for healthcare applications is being developed...

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