Archive: November 2021

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Hologram developed to tackle textile counterfeiting

A British university has discovered a method of embedding a hologram onto yarn to prevent counterfeiting in the apparel industry.

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Toray unveils biomimetic fabric

Toray Industries has unveiled a polyester filament fabric that mimics the structure of hair and wool, providing a smooth and supple texture.

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Smart bandage for chronic wound monitoring

Researchers in Singapore have developed a smart wearable sensor that can conduct real-time, point-of-care assessment of chronic wounds wirelessly via an app on a mobile...

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Integrated cooling textile for perspiration management

Researchers at Stanford University, California, USA, have developed an integrated cooling textile called i-Cool with a functional structure designed for personal perspiration management.

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Biosensors measure electrical impulses

A chemical engineer at the University of Utah has developed a process that transforms apparel fabric into biosensors that measure the electrical activity of muscles...

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Extended-range NFC fabric for battery-free communication

US engineers at the University of California, Irvine have integrated advanced metamaterials into flexible textiles to create a system capable of battery-free communication between articles...

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Prototype glove looks familiar

On 16 November, the Reality Labs team at Meta (formerly known as Facebook) released video footage of chairman and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg trialling...

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Grafren introduces G-Heatex fabrics

Grafren, based in Linköping, Sweden, is introducing G-Heatex, a series of graphene-coated textiles that reportedly supply powerful and uniform heat while remaining soft, flexible, breathable...

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Gait breakthrough with knitted sensors

Footfalls & Heartbeats, based in Nottingham, UK, continues to innovate and push the boundaries of what is possible with knitted textile sensors.

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