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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 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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Lubrizol to unveil MTC jacket prototypes at IDTechEx

4th Nov 2018

Lubrizol will introduce its custom-designed Multi-Tech Commuter (MTC) jacket prototypes at IDTechEx which is to be held during November 14-15, 2018 in Santa Clara, CA. Designed for stylish and functional street-to-office wearability, the MTC jacket features Lubrizol materials that ensure function, comfort and durability over the life of the garment.

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Volt Smart Yarns unveils new Wearable Tech division

23rd Oct 2018

Volt Smart Yarns, an emerging leader in smart apparel and fabric which is a new division of Supreme Corporation, has unveiled a new Wearable Tech division that enables businesses to revolutionise their products into smartwear. Using its proprietary highly conductive smart yarn, Volt Wearable Tech has the ability to make any clothing a smart fabric.

Smart trousers with muscles to help aged, specially-abled
Smart trousers with muscles to help aged, specially-abled

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.

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Harvard University team develops multi-joint exosuit

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...

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Fraunhofer Institute makes OLED elements for textiles

17th Sep 2018

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as a partner for customer-specific OLED (Organic light-emitting diodes) development and production has come up with OLED elements that can be integrated into textiles. These will be presented at the Electronics System Integration Technology Conference ESTC 2018.

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