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Jenax coming up with second Lunch & Lab event

10th Jun 2019

Jenax, inventor of the first ultra-thin, ultra-flexible, lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, is coming up with the second in a series of Lunch & Lab events. The event which is slated for July 8, 2019 will provide a forum for Chicago’s product designers, engineering leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss how battery advances can spur next-generation...

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India natural market for sensors created by Bebop Sensors

3rd Jun 2019

Sensors manufactured by Berkeley, California-based smart fabric sensor technology company Bebop Sensors comprehend force, location, size, weight, bend, twist and presence across any size, resolution and geometry, according to founder and chief executive officer Keith McMillan, who feels India is a natural market for many of its applications.

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Bebop Sensors wins Red Herring’s top 100 award

24th May 2019

BeBop Sensors, the leader in smart fabric sensor technology, has won Red Herring’s Top 100 North America 2019 Award. BeBop uses smart fabrics to create sensor solutions for OEMs. Its sensors comprehend force, location, size, weight, bend, twist and presence across any size, resolution, geometry; find applications in industrial, medical, virtual...

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Myant & Ryerson Uni FCAD partner for textile computing lab

6th May 2019

Toronto-based Myant Inc, the world’s first end-to-end textile computing company, and Ryerson University’s faculty of communication and design (FCAD), Canada’s leading creative innovation hub, are partnering to push the boundaries of design, fashion and engineering through new ideas and applications in the emerging field of textile computing.

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Dunmore works with DuPont on wearable electronics

1st May 2019

Dunmore has been working with the DuPont Advanced Materials group on a unique wearable electronics project. Using its strong chemistry background and material handling expertise, Dunmore has helped in designing a flexible electronics film material from the lab to the commercial phase. This material can be integrated into various wearable applications.

Humidity-responsive smart textile using silk in China
Humidity-responsive smart textile using silk in China

30th Apr 2019

Chinese scientists have developed a smart textile using silk that can automatically contract and stretch with change in humidity.A fibre artificial muscle created at the Nankai University in Tianjin creates textiles, sleeves made from which can vertically shrink by 45 per cent when exposed to moisture and then recover to its initial length in dry...

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Kaist team makes washable displays for smart textiles

26th Mar 2019

Scientists at Kaist have developed a textile-based wearable display module technology that is washable and does not require an external power source, overcoming the problem in smart clothing with regard to its power sources and moisture permeability, which causes the devices to malfunction. The research has been published in Energy and Environmental...

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Manchester University team makes scalable graphene yarn

8th Mar 2019

Scientists at the University of Manchester have developed a process to produce scalable graphene-based yarn. The process by the team based at the National Graphene Institute has the potential to produce tonnes of conductive graphene-based yarn, using existing textile machineries and without adding to production costs. The research is published in ACS...

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Chinese team reports breakthrough in power-generating yarn

6th Mar 2019

Researchers at Shanghai’s Donghua University have found a way to achieve the continuous and scalable manufacture of amphibious energy yarns and textiles that are composed of elastic polymers (rubber) and spiral metal fibres, the two of which produce an electro-transfer reaction during any deformation before generating power.This could lead to smart...

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