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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.

Courtesy: Wyss Harvard
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...

Courtesy: PR Newswire
Seismic introduces powered clothing

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.

Courtesy: University of Virgina
University of Virginia team invents switching effect

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.

Courtesy: University of Delaware
University of Delaware making new smart textiles

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...

Courtesy: MIT
MIT scientists produce fibres with embedded electronics

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...

Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT, FIT come together to develop new clothing concepts

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.

Courtesy: Myant
Myant collaborating with Butler Technologies

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.

Courtesy: Twinery
Twinery unveils Twinery Open Challenge for inventors

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...

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