1st Feb 2023
Researchers in the US have made novel carbon nanotube yarns that convert mechanical movement into electricity more effectively than other material-based energy harvesters. Improvements to the invented high-tech yarns were called ‘twistrons,’ which generate electricity when stretched or twisted. Their new version is constructed much like cotton yarns.
25th Jan 2023
A researchers’ team led by Dr Yuanyuan Guo from Japan’s Tohoku University's Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences has developed a microelectronic fibre with microscopic parameters that is capable of analysing electrolytes and metabolites in sweat. The fibre’s micrometre scale allows it to be woven into clothes for healthcare use.
9th Nov 2022
Sensoria Health, developer of tele-rehab remote patient monitoring wearable solutions, has introduced the first truly wearable tele-rehabilitation platform. Sensoria offers a patient-centric, multi-device mobile and cloud software tele-rehab system that makes it easy for clinicians to remotely monitor the most common conditions in their patient...
14th Oct 2022
BeBop Sensors, US’ leader in smart fabric sensor technologies, has unveiled the RoboSkin Robo-Finger humanoid robotic finger. The BeBop Sensors Robo-Finger evaluation system is a fabric-based sensor system that offers spatial resolution and sensitivity that far exceeds human abilities for a true partnership between humans and their robot helpers.
27th Sep 2022
UK researchers have embedded new low-cost sensors that monitor breathing, heart rate, and ammonia into T-shirts and face masks. Potential applications range from monitoring exercise, sleep, and stress to diagnosing and monitoring disease through breath and vital signs. Just $0.15 produces a metre of thread to integrate over ten sensors into clothing.
6th Sep 2022
London-based clothing brand Fifty One Apparel uses a technology funded by US’ NASA called Outlast that can assist in alleviating symptoms of those suffering from menopause. By bonding Outlast to cellulosic yarn, the company’s clothing maintains the temperature-regulating properties of phase-change materials but retains the look and feel of high-end...
18th Aug 2022
Michelman is set to showcase its Hydrosize and Hydrosize carbon fibre sizing solutions and its Unyte technologies for technical textiles at CAMX 2022, from October 17-20, 2022, at the Anaheim convention centre, in Anaheim, CA, in booth #X26. Michelman manufactures fibre sizing and surface modifiers used to produce reinforced plastic composites.
22nd Jul 2022
A smart textile technology with graphene nanotubes has been developed by OCSiAl and CoatYarn. High demand for interactive electronic textiles encouraged the Italian producer of technical-industrial yarns CoatYarn to expand its production line with an absolutely new product: thermoplastic polyurethane yarn enhanced with graphene nanotubes by OCSiAl.
20th Jul 2022
Lavender Tessmer, a doctoral candidate in MIT’s department of architecture, has developed a new active fibre and designed a process that — combined with specific knit textile architecture — uses heat to activate a mask to conform to an individual’s face. With standard equipment and the new customisation process, any manufacturer can create a customised ...