8th Mar 2019
Scientists at the University of Manchester have developed a process to produce scalable graphene-based yarn. The process by the team based at the National Graphene Institute has the potential to produce tonnes of conductive graphene-based yarn, using existing textile machineries and without adding to production costs. The research is published in ACS...
6th Mar 2019
Researchers at Shanghai’s Donghua University have found a way to achieve the continuous and scalable manufacture of amphibious energy yarns and textiles that are composed of elastic polymers (rubber) and spiral metal fibres, the two of which produce an electro-transfer reaction during any deformation before generating power.This could lead to smart...
7th Feb 2019
As the consumer trend of demanding premium-quality apparel for multi-use is on the rise, more brands are partnering with Noble Biomaterials, a global leader in odour elimination and smart fabric solutions, to develop products with Noble’s platform of inherent fibre technologies allowing them to stay current in the ever-evolving apparel industry.
5th Feb 2019
A multidisciplinary team of scientists from Imperial College London has developed technology to print metals such as silver, gold and platinum onto natural fabrics and shown that it could be used to incorporate batteries, wireless technologies and sensors into fabrics like paper and cotton textiles. This may be used in clothing for monitoring health.
4th Feb 2019
Two scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have created a fabric that can harvest body heat to power small wearable microelectronics such as activity trackers. Though wearable biosensors and data transmitters for personalised health monitoring have been developed, they require a lot of energy, while power sources can be bulky and heavy.
31st Jan 2019
Scientists from Heriot-Watt University together with Dundee-based Iron Ocean and the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) have designed and developed Centurion 3 - an offshore survival system. The scientists developed innovative smart materials which were incorporated into Centurion 3 offshore survival garments that withstand even the harshest...
25th Jan 2019
Scientists from Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and UNSW Sydney are testing eHealth and smart garment technologies to prevent falls in Parkinson’s disease patients. The team has received a grant from the Michael J Fox Foundation and the Shake It Up Australia Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. They are working with industry partner Sensoria...
24th Jan 2019
Seismic, a company making clothes fused with discreet robotic muscles to create Powered Clothing, has become strategic partners with four leading companies across occupational safety, wellness and lifestyle, and healthcare industries. The announcement was made at CES 2019, the largest consumer electronics show. The partners include Cintas and Obayashi.
15th Jan 2019
Myant, a leader in the production of smart textiles, has launched the world's first cuffless blood pressure monitoring technology inside its Skiin Textile Computing Platform, at the recent CES 2019. The Skiin Smart Shirt eliminates the hassle of regular blood pressure monitoring and adds automatic data tracking to share data and trends with clinicians.