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Nanowear working with hospitals on wearable technology

29th Jul 2020

Nanowear, the nanotechnology-based connected-care and remote diagnostic platform, is collaborating with Hackensack Meridian Health Systems, the largest hospital system in New Jersey and Maimonides Medical Centre in Brooklyn, NY. The expanded COVID-19 remote diagnostic research alliance uses precision medicine clinical-grade, cloth-based wearable...

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Myant sets up new laboratory for connected performance

28th Jul 2020

Myant has set up a dedicated laboratory in its Toronto-based facility to develop next-generation connected performance solutions enabled via textiles that sense and react to the human body. The lab aims to bring together experts at the intersection of applied sports science, electrophysiology, engineering, data science, behavioural science, and...

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CNT film makes clothes heat, cool on demand: NCSU study

9th Jul 2020

Scientists at the North Carolina State University have found that film made of tiny carbon nanotubes (CNT) has a combination of thermal, electrical and physical properties because of which it may be used in next-generation smart fabrics. This film may turn out to be a key material in developing clothing that can heat or cool the wearer on demand.

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Promethean Particles working on water repellency

8th Jul 2020

Nanomaterials manufacturer Promethean Particles is now part of a consortium that is developing new safe and sustainable water repellent fabrics. The company is developing functionalised silica nanoparticles that can be incorporated into a water-based ink for digitally printing on to textiles. These nanoparticles help impart hydrophobic properties.

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German Bionic unveils latest smart power suit

27th Jun 2020

German Bionic, leader in the development of robotic exoskeletons, has unveiled the latest generation of its smart power suit. Made of ultra-light carbon fibre, the fourth generation Cray X supports workers when lifting heavy loads of up to 28 kilograms by actively amplifying their movements and thus protecting the lower back from excessive strain.

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Manchester team uses graphene to make smart clothing

24th Jun 2020

Scientists at the University of Manchester have created smart adaptive clothing which can lower the body temperature in hot climates, utilising the thermal properties and flexibility of graphene. They have created a prototype garment to show dynamic thermal radiation control in clothing. Graphene layers were used to control thermal radiation from...

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Ascend unveils Acteev Protect to keep fabrics fresh

19th Jun 2020

Ascend Performance Materials has unveiled Acteev Protect, a breakthrough technology specially formulated to guard against the growth of mildew, fungi and other microbes to keep textiles and nonwoven fabrics fresher for longer. Ascend partnered with independent labs to accelerate its launch due to recent shortage of articles resistant to microbial...

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Industry to revive on high-tech products: NanoTextile CEO

16th Jun 2020

Malaysian firm NanoTextile Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Thomas Ong P S is hopeful of seeing the textile industry seeking to revive with a new growth engine based on high-tech products. The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely offered a sudden stroke to the industry in terms of development and advancement, while consumers are adapting to the new norm, he ...

EPFL makes electronic fibres to measure body parameters

8th Jun 2020

Scientists at EPFL have developed electronic fibres which can be embedded in textiles to collect information about body parameters. The fibres help measure subtle and complex fabrics deformations, and through that information about one’s body. The technology uses transmission line theory and can have several applications, such as in health care and...

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