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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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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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Jenax coming up with second Lunch & Lab event

10th Jun 2019

Jenax, inventor of the first ultra-thin, ultra-flexible, lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, is coming up with the second in a series of Lunch & Lab events. The event which is slated for July 8, 2019 will provide a forum for Chicago’s product designers, engineering leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss how battery advances can spur next-generation...

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India natural market for sensors created by Bebop Sensors

3rd Jun 2019

Sensors manufactured by Berkeley, California-based smart fabric sensor technology company Bebop Sensors comprehend force, location, size, weight, bend, twist and presence across any size, resolution and geometry, according to founder and chief executive officer Keith McMillan, who feels India is a natural market for many of its applications.

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PolyU develops high-energy textile lithium battery

28th May 2019

Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy textile lithium battery that offers more stable, durable and safe energy supply for wearable electronics with applications in healthcare monitoring, intelligent textiles, smartphones, Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking and Internet of Things...

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Bebop Sensors wins Red Herring’s top 100 award

24th May 2019

BeBop Sensors, the leader in smart fabric sensor technology, has won Red Herring’s Top 100 North America 2019 Award. BeBop uses smart fabrics to create sensor solutions for OEMs. Its sensors comprehend force, location, size, weight, bend, twist and presence across any size, resolution, geometry; find applications in industrial, medical, virtual...

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Myant & Ryerson Uni FCAD partner for textile computing lab

6th May 2019

Toronto-based Myant Inc, the world’s first end-to-end textile computing company, and Ryerson University’s faculty of communication and design (FCAD), Canada’s leading creative innovation hub, are partnering to push the boundaries of design, fashion and engineering through new ideas and applications in the emerging field of textile computing.

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Dunmore works with DuPont on wearable electronics

1st May 2019

Dunmore has been working with the DuPont Advanced Materials group on a unique wearable electronics project. Using its strong chemistry background and material handling expertise, Dunmore has helped in designing a flexible electronics film material from the lab to the commercial phase. This material can be integrated into various wearable applications.

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