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Launch of open innovation community for smart medtech

Crowdhelix, an open innovation platform designed to foster collaboration among researchers, business leaders and investors, has launched the Smart Medtech Helix to accelerate innovation across...

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Smart glove can boost hand mobility of stroke patients

A group of stroke survivors in British Columbia, Canada, are currently testing a new technology designed to aid their recovery and ultimately restore use of...

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Augmented reality T-shirts showcased at Art Basel

Avery Dennison, a provider of materials science and digital identifications solutions, has completed a project with NRVLD, a community-based experiential agency comprising artists, technologists and...

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Soft robotic device improves walking for Parkinson’s patient

Researchers in the US have used a soft, wearable robot device to help a person living with Parkinson’s disease walk without "freezing".

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FDA clearance for continuous blood pressure monitor

Nanowear has received US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for SimpleSense-BP, a new cuffless continuous blood pressure monitor.

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Washable elastic conductor for smart clothing

A Taiwan-based lead wire manufacturer says it has created a conductor that maintains stable resistance even when stretched.

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Piezoelectric composites for motion sensors

An international research group has engineered a novel, high-strength flexible device by combining piezoelectric composites with unidirectional carbon fibre, an anisotropic material that provides strength...

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Embroidered textile electrodes for bio-signal monitoring

Textile electrodes, which can be used for bio-signal monitoring as well as electrostimulation, are central for the emerging research field of smart textiles and are...

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Wearable tech firms lands deal with US sports retailer

New Zealand-based wearable technology company Myovolt is poised for growth after sealing a reportedly “seven-figure” non-exclusive deal with sports retailer United Sports Brands that will...

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Conductive cotton-based fibre for smart textiles

Researchers at Washington State University have developed a fibre that is said to offer the flexibility of cotton and the electric conductivity of a polymer,...

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