20th Nov 2019
Myant, leader in textile computing, has won CES 2020 Innovation Award for its Health and Wellness System. CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition which honours outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. The system provides a continuous connection to the human body by measuring biometrics through everyday clothing.
12th Nov 2019
Ahlstrom-Munksjö has unveiled TrustShield, a versatile portfolio of medical fabrics that can be used to provide protection against surgical lasers, chemicals and potent chemotherapy drugs. A high level of protection is critical in healthcare settings. TrustShield absorbent fabric is highly absorbent and maintains its strength and uniformity even when...
30th Oct 2019
Two lecturers at Ajman University (AU) have developed a smart garment ecosystem which can determine the wearer's stress level and trigger clothes and accessories' functionalities accordingly to help understand and better control overwhelming situations and emotions. This may help in monitoring physiological parameters indicating stress in autistic...
24th Oct 2019
The conductive textile market is estimated to rise with a single digit compounded annual growth rate, primarily influenced by the demand for smart conductive textile for a wide range of applications in various end-use industries, including healthcare monitoring, treatment and military, according to a new research report by market intelligence firm...
7th Oct 2019
Scientists from the Radboud University Medical Centre in The Netherlands have found a smart shirt that measures lung function by sensing movements in the chest and abdomen to be accurate when compared to traditional testing equipment. This opens the way for its testing in patients with lung disease and its use for monitoring such patients in the future.
4th Oct 2019
The Center for Nanotechnology and Technical, Functional and Intelligent Materials (CeNTI) in Portugal is leading a consortium that brings together eight partners from five European countries and with a funding of around €3.2 million from the European Union (EU) to develop functional textiles and cosmetics with incorporation of natural base nanocapsules.
21st Sep 2019
Myant has set up an Executive Health Advisory Board (EHAB), comprising senior industry leaders and practitioners to help shape Myant's long-term business strategy. Myant has created the first platform that ambiently connects people to their own bodies, to each other, and to the world around them through textiles that sense and react to the human body.
19th Sep 2019
Cortland Biomedical, a full-service medical textiles product development partner, has unveiled a new manufacturing facility strategically designed by textile engineers. The new state-of-the-art facility reflects Cortland's commitment to offering full- scale medical textile production customised to a wide variety of customer and market needs.
18th Sep 2019
A Chinese firm recently launched a diaper factory in Kenya. Huang Shiwei, factory director of the Sunda Kenya Industrial Company, said the $39-million facility covering 35 acres in Mavoko, 30 km southwest of Nairobi, has an annual production capacity between 350 million to 450 million pieces. Kenya will save on foreign currency used to import diapers.