19th Aug 2019
Scientists at the Purdue University have developed a new technology for fabrics which allows wearers to control electronic devices such as turning on lights and music through clothing. The technology also protects wearers from rain, stains, and bacteria. The technology is being patented and the team is looking for partners to test and commercialise it.
6th Aug 2019
Fraunhofer researchers with industrial partners have developed textile-based solar cells which could add a new dimension to photovoltaics, complementing the conventional silicon-based solar cells. Currently, solar panels on building roofs are used for energy generation. New solar cells could open way for use of other surfaces for photovoltaic...
18th Jul 2019
NUS scientists have devised a new method for interconnecting wearable devices. They have incorporated conductive textiles into clothing to dynamically connect several wearable devices at once. This 'wireless body sensor network' allows devices to transmit data with 1,000 times stronger signal than conventional technologies, improving the battery life.
10th Jul 2019
Covestro and Holst Centre, which is known for its expertise in printed electronics and wearables, have developed skin-friendly wearable electronic patches (wearables). Wearables are already being used in many areas of medicine, including patient monitoring, and diagnosis. Covestro is among the world's largest polymer companies from Germany.
8th Jul 2019
The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Ltd (HKRITA) and International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster research development and knowledge exchange. Prof Edwin Keh, CEO of HKRITA and Prof Paulo Freitas, deputy director-general of INL signed the MoU on behalf of the...
3rd Jul 2019
Marking a significant step towards development of comfortable wearable electronic devices, scientists at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) have constructed a fibrous transistor which has the characteristics of a textile. This fibrous transistor can be incorporated into clothing and remains functional even after being washed.
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...
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.
28th May 2019
Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy textile lithium battery that offers more stable, durable and safe energy supply for wearable electronics with applications in healthcare monitoring, intelligent textiles, smartphones, Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking and Internet of Things...