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Rokoko unveils Smartgloves

23rd Sep 2020

Aaward-winning motion capture creator Rokoko has unveiled Smartgloves, a hand and finger tracking solution that is able to capture every nuance of a hand, in an affordable way. The new Smartgloves are durable enough for fight scenes, and are also precise for individual fingers, which makes them capture the full spectrum of an actor’s hand performance.

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Seevix, ASICS institute to jointly develop sporting goods

17th Sep 2020

Israel-based biotechnology firm Seevix Material Sciences Ltd and the ASICS Institute of Sport Science will jointly develop sporting goods utilising SVX spidersilk, according to Shlomzion Chen, founder and chief executive officer of Seevix, talks materials. Japan’s ASICS Ventures Corporation, a subsidiary of ASICS Corporation, invested in Seevix in May.

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Nanowear working with hospitals on wearable technology

29th Jul 2020

Nanowear, the nanotechnology-based connected-care and remote diagnostic platform, is collaborating with Hackensack Meridian Health Systems, the largest hospital system in New Jersey and Maimonides Medical Centre in Brooklyn, NY. The expanded COVID-19 remote diagnostic research alliance uses precision medicine clinical-grade, cloth-based wearable...

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Myant sets up new laboratory for connected performance

28th Jul 2020

Myant has set up a dedicated laboratory in its Toronto-based facility to develop next-generation connected performance solutions enabled via textiles that sense and react to the human body. The lab aims to bring together experts at the intersection of applied sports science, electrophysiology, engineering, data science, behavioural science, and...

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Inviza & kiSBN join hands for global brand marketing

27th Jul 2020

Inviza, has strategically partnered with kathy ireland Small Business Network (kiSBN) for global brand marketing. Inviza is a technology company which has developed patent pending self-powered / self-recharging fashion wearable technology seamlessly inlaid into clothing, shoes and accessories, InvizaWEAR, to track health and wellness, and GPS location.

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CNT film makes clothes heat, cool on demand: NCSU study

9th Jul 2020

Scientists at the North Carolina State University have found that film made of tiny carbon nanotubes (CNT) has a combination of thermal, electrical and physical properties because of which it may be used in next-generation smart fabrics. This film may turn out to be a key material in developing clothing that can heat or cool the wearer on demand.

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Promethean Particles working on water repellency

8th Jul 2020

Nanomaterials manufacturer Promethean Particles is now part of a consortium that is developing new safe and sustainable water repellent fabrics. The company is developing functionalised silica nanoparticles that can be incorporated into a water-based ink for digitally printing on to textiles. These nanoparticles help impart hydrophobic properties.

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German Bionic unveils latest smart power suit

27th Jun 2020

German Bionic, leader in the development of robotic exoskeletons, has unveiled the latest generation of its smart power suit. Made of ultra-light carbon fibre, the fourth generation Cray X supports workers when lifting heavy loads of up to 28 kilograms by actively amplifying their movements and thus protecting the lower back from excessive strain.

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Manchester team uses graphene to make smart clothing

24th Jun 2020

Scientists at the University of Manchester have created smart adaptive clothing which can lower the body temperature in hot climates, utilising the thermal properties and flexibility of graphene. They have created a prototype garment to show dynamic thermal radiation control in clothing. Graphene layers were used to control thermal radiation from...

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