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Myant launches Skiin Smart Shirt at CES 2019

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.

Courtesy: World Scientific
Nanjing University team makes fibres for smart fabrics

7th Jan 2019

Scientists from the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications have devised a simple, scalable and low-cost capillary-driven self-assembly method to prepare silver nanowires (Ag NWs) coated flexible and stretchable conductive fibres that have applications in wearable electronics and smart fabrics. The paper is to be published in Nano.

Courtesy: Versalume
Sabrina, Versalume to jointly develop smart garments

24th Dec 2018

Sabrina, a global leader in performance apparel, and Versalume, an integrated fibre-laser solutions provider, have announced the joint development of wearable smart garments. The introduction of lighted fibre integrated with sensors into smart clothing would help users monitor biometric symptoms of the body while running, biking, or resting in bed.

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Textile Instruments wins top textile innovation award

20th Dec 2018

Textile Instruments has won the World Textile Information Network (WTiN) Future Textile Awards for Innovative Start-up at the 2018 Innovate Textile & Apparel Conference (ITA) held in Amsterdam, Holland. At ITA, Textile Instruments showed a novel concept in smart textiles: a washable fabric that monitors health-related vitals without wires and battery...

Courtesy: University of Exeter
Exeter University team uses graphene in smart textiles

10th Dec 2018

An international team of scientists, led by Professor Monica Craciun from the University of Exeter Engineering department, has developed a new technique using graphene to create fully electronic fibres for clothing. Currently, wearable electronics are produced by gluing devices to fabrics, which makes them rigid and susceptible to malfunctioning.

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Teijin invests in smart textile company Elitac

7th Dec 2018

Teijin has announced that on November 29, 2018, it acquired 25,000 shares or 20 per cent of the outstanding shares of Elitac, a start-up company that develops textiles and clothing integrated with wearable sensing devices, from the Netherlands. The shares were purchased through Teijin Aramid, the core company of Teijin’s aramid business, in the...

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BeBop Sensors gets Best Inventions 2018 award

6th Dec 2018

BeBop Sensors, leader in smart fabric sensor technology, has got the Time Magazine’s Best Inventions 2018 Award for the Forte Wireless Data Glove. The first fully featured affordable wireless data glove to incorporate haptics and super accurate rapid sensing is perfect for industrial, medical, human factors, virtual reality, gaming, and design sectors.

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BeBop Sensors gets IDTechEx Wearable USA 2018 Award

26th Nov 2018

BeBop Sensors has been honoured with the IDTechEx Wearable USA 2018 Award – Best New Material Award for BeBop Sensors wearable fabric sensor technology. With over two million units shipped, BeBop’s fabric sensors comprehend force, location, size, weight, bend, twist, and presence across any size, resolution, and geometry to make things “knowable.”

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UMass Amherst team makes battery for garments

19th Nov 2018

Clearing a major road block in the development of wearable biosensors for health monitoring, scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by materials chemist Trisha L Andrew say they have developed a process for making a charge-storing system that is easily integrated into clothing for “embroidering a charge-storing pattern onto any...

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