Sewing, embroidery and lasers create sensors and wearables

MadLabFeaturedResearchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California are using embroidery and lasers to create affordable, cutting-edge sensors for wearables and personalised healthcare.

The research team at the university’s Laboratory for the Design of Medical and Analytical Devices (MAD Lab) recently acquired a Husqvarna Viking Designer Ruby 90 deluxe sewing and embroidery machine – a software-enabled machine used in fashion settings for complex embroidering and monogramming applications.

For the full story, see the January 2024 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.


Photo: Greta Harrison/USC