25th Sep 2018
Researchers at the University of Leeds are working towards developing 'smart trousers' with artificial 'muscles' which could help the elderly and specially-abled with their mobility. The £2.5 million project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), incorporates technologies including smart electronics and graphene.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
3rd Aug 2018
Toronto-based Myant, a leader in design, development, and production of textile computing products, and Butler Technologies (BTI), a Pittsburgh-based developer and manufacturer of printed electronic solutions, are collaborating for the advancement of textile computing through Butler’s participation in Myant’s Digital Textile Factory initiative.
30th Jul 2018
The innovation arm of MAS Holdings, Twinery, has taken the next step towards smarter soft goods. It has unveiled a programme, the Twinery Open Challenge, inviting inventors from any discipline or industry with innovative concepts. The challenges include wetness indicator for underwear, eco-friendly quick-dry material, and comfortable labels for lace...