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Lubrizol to unveil MTC jacket prototypes at IDTechEx

4th Nov 2018

Lubrizol will introduce its custom-designed Multi-Tech Commuter (MTC) jacket prototypes at IDTechEx which is to be held during November 14-15, 2018 in Santa Clara, CA. Designed for stylish and functional street-to-office wearability, the MTC jacket features Lubrizol materials that ensure function, comfort and durability over the life of the garment.

Courtesy: Supreme Corporation
Volt Smart Yarns unveils new Wearable Tech division

23rd Oct 2018

Volt Smart Yarns, an emerging leader in smart apparel and fabric which is a new division of Supreme Corporation, has unveiled a new Wearable Tech division that enables businesses to revolutionise their products into smartwear. Using its proprietary highly conductive smart yarn, Volt Wearable Tech has the ability to make any clothing a smart fabric.

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Harvard University team develops multi-joint exosuit

20th Sep 2018

Scientists at the Harvard University have developed mobile multi-joint exosuit which has been field tested through long marches over uneven terrain. Lab-based versions of soft exosuits can provide benefits to wearers, making them spend less energy while walking and running, but there is a need for fully wearable exosuits suitable for use in the real...

Courtesy: Fraunhofer
Fraunhofer Institute makes OLED elements for textiles

17th Sep 2018

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as a partner for customer-specific OLED (Organic light-emitting diodes) development and production has come up with OLED elements that can be integrated into textiles. These will be presented at the Electronics System Integration Technology Conference ESTC 2018.

Courtesy: PR Newswire
Seismic introduces powered clothing

13th Sep 2018

Seismic, an apparel company creating clothes to improve quality of life through quality of motion, has introduced its Spring 2019 Collection at TechCrunch Disrupt. Seismic's Powered Clothing fuses discreet robotics with textiles to create products that look and feel like apparel, but function more like an extension of the body - an extra set of muscles.

Courtesy: University of Virgina
University of Virginia team invents switching effect

22nd Aug 2018

Scientists from University of Virginia, in collaboration with materials scientists at Penn State, the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, have found a “switching effect” for thermal conductivity and mechanical properties that can be used into the fabrication of materials including textiles and garments.

Courtesy: University of Delaware
University of Delaware making new smart textiles

20th Aug 2018

Scientists at the University of Delaware is making next-generation smart textiles by creating flexible carbon nanotube composite coatings on a wide range of fibres,including cotton, nylon and wool. The team has demonstrated the ability to measure an exceptionally wide range of pressure – from the light touch of a fingertip to being driven over by a...

Courtesy: MIT
MIT scientists produce fibres with embedded electronics

16th Aug 2018

MIT scientists have been able to incorporate high speed optoelectronic semiconductor devices, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and diode photodetectors, into fibres which have been woven into soft, washable fabrics and made into communication systems. This marks attaining of a long-sought goal of creating “smart” fabrics with semiconductor...

Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT, FIT come together to develop new clothing concepts

13th Aug 2018

A T-shirt that can change colour to complement mood (and help one pare down wardrobe), and an apron that transforms into a dress and has interchangeable pockets with high-tech functionality – are the new concepts presented by six students, three each from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and FIT, as part of the first FIT/MIT Summer Workshop.

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