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North America smart clothing market to exceed $3 bn by '24

16th Oct 2019

The North American smart clothing market is estimated to exceed $3 billion by 2024, says a forecast report which took into account parameters like product, application, industry analysis, regional outlook, growth potential, price trends, competitive market share & forecast, between the period 2017 to 2024, while coming up with the results.

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Drexel team coats MXene on yarn for functional fabrics

16th Oct 2019

Scientists at Drexel University have developed a method to coat cellulose yarn with flakes of a type of conductive, two-dimensional material, called MXene, to impart it the conductivity and durability it needs to be knit into functional fabrics. With this, scientists are one step closer to producing wearable devices that are both functional and...

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Tufts University team makes silk that forms patterns

15th Oct 2019

Scientists at Tufts University School of Engineering have made silk materials that can wrinkle into different patterns like words, textures and images as intricate as a QR code or a fingerprint. The patterns take about one second to form, are stable, but can be erased by flooding the surface of the silk with vapour, allowing one to restart the process.

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Zhejiang team uses cold plasma to make wearable sensors

7th Oct 2019

Scientists from Bangladesh, China and Pakistan at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China, have used cold plasma to make graphene-based wearable sensors. Nonwoven PP-fabrics are often used in wearable articles. Scientists functionalised melt blown-nonwoven polypropylene (NW-PP) membranes to enhance absorption and adhesion of graphene films on the fibre...

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Massachusetts University team develops sensing phyjama

24th Sep 2019

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed physiological-sensing textiles that can be woven or stitched into sleep garments which they call “phyjamas.” Electronically active garments containing unobtrusive, portable devices for monitoring heart rate and respiratory rhythm during sleep may become useful in health care in the...

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Drexel University team slows MXene materials' oxidation

23rd Sep 2019

Scientists at Drexel University have discovered a way to slow the oxidation of MXene materials, the latest super-material-in-waiting, when they are exposed to water. MXenes can store electricity better than almost any material, block electromagnetic interference, and sniff out the faintest trace of toxins in the air. But these have problem in water.

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BeBop Sensors unveils new Forte Data Glove

16th Sep 2019

BeBop Sensors, leader in smart fabric sensor technology with over four million state-of-the-art wearable smart fabric sensors shipped, has unveiled the new BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove Enterprise Edition, the first all-day affordable high-performance wireless VR/AR haptic glove built for business. It provides true real-time haptic feedback.

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Harvard team develops exosuit to help walk, run

28th Aug 2019

Scientists at the Harvard University and the University of Nebraska Omaha have developed a portable lightweight exosuit that assists both walking and running. The exosuit is made of textile components worn at the waist and thighs, and a mobile actuation system attached to the lower back which is detects the transition from walking to running and vice...

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RMIT develops scalable method for fabricating textiles

27th Aug 2019

Scientists from RMIT, a university of technology, design and enterprise, have developed a cost-efficient and scalable method for rapidly fabricating textiles that are embedded with energy storage devices. In just 3 minutes, the method can produce a 10x10cm smart textile patch that's waterproof, stretchable and integrated with energy harvesting...

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