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BeBop Sensors unveils new Forte Data Glove

16th Sep 2019

BeBop Sensors, leader in smart fabric sensor technology with over four million state-of-the-art wearable smart fabric sensors shipped, has unveiled the new BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove Enterprise Edition, the first all-day affordable high-performance wireless VR/AR haptic glove built for business. It provides true real-time haptic feedback.

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Harvard team develops exosuit to help walk, run

28th Aug 2019

Scientists at the Harvard University and the University of Nebraska Omaha have developed a portable lightweight exosuit that assists both walking and running. The exosuit is made of textile components worn at the waist and thighs, and a mobile actuation system attached to the lower back which is detects the transition from walking to running and vice...

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Purdue team’s tech allows wearers turn on electronics

19th Aug 2019

Scientists at the Purdue University have developed a new technology for fabrics which allows wearers to control electronic devices such as turning on lights and music through clothing. The technology also protects wearers from rain, stains, and bacteria. The technology is being patented and the team is looking for partners to test and commercialise it.

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Fraunhofer team develops textile-based solar cells

6th Aug 2019

Fraunhofer researchers with industrial partners have developed textile-based solar cells which could add a new dimension to photovoltaics, complementing the conventional silicon-based solar cells. Currently, solar panels on building roofs are used for energy generation. New solar cells could open way for use of other surfaces for photovoltaic...

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MSI Chicago displaying Boeing's Starliner spacesuit

22nd Jul 2019

Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), Chicago, is presenting Boeing's new Starliner spacesuit as part of its Wired to Wear exhibit, the first-ever exhibit dedicated to the future of wearable technology. The groundbreaking new material Boeing and University of North Dakota are working on to lengthen astronauts' time on the lunar surface is also at...

From left: PhD student Tian Xi, Research fellow Dr Lee Pui Mun, and Assistant Professor John Ho, together with seven NUS researchers./Pic: NUS
NUS team's new way of interconnecting wearable devices

18th Jul 2019

NUS scientists have devised a new method for interconnecting wearable devices. They have incorporated conductive textiles into clothing to dynamically connect several wearable devices at once. This 'wireless body sensor network' allows devices to transmit data with 1,000 times stronger signal than conventional technologies, improving the battery life.

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Covestro & Holst Centre develop skin-friendly wearables

10th Jul 2019

Covestro and Holst Centre, which is known for its expertise in printed electronics and wearables, have developed skin-friendly wearable electronic patches (wearables). Wearables are already being used in many areas of medicine, including patient monitoring, and diagnosis. Covestro is among the world's largest polymer companies from Germany.

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HKRITA signs MoU with INL to foster research

8th Jul 2019

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Ltd (HKRITA) and International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster research development and knowledge exchange. Prof Edwin Keh, CEO of HKRITA and Prof Paulo Freitas, deputy director-general of INL signed the MoU on behalf of the...

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KIST makes fibrous transistor for electronic textiles

3rd Jul 2019

Marking a significant step towards development of comfortable wearable electronic devices, scientists at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) have constructed a fibrous transistor which has the characteristics of a textile. This fibrous transistor can be incorporated into clothing and remains functional even after being washed.

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