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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.