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Borås doctorate student creates luminescent textiles

26th Oct 2020

A researcher at the University of Borås has succeeded in creating luminescent textiles using luminescence phenomena in nature, while pursuing her doctorate. Her work in textile technology can be useful in several areas since luminescent materials have a wide range of applications including in biomedicine, biosensors, safety, architecture and...

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Saarland University team makes e-textiles by dyeing

15th Oct 2020

Scientists at Saarland University have developed a new method to make electro-sensitive fabrics, called e-textiles, in a simple way. The method makes it possible to convert textiles and garments into e-textiles, without affecting their original properties. The textiles remain thin, stretchable and supple. The electrical properties are “dyed” into the...

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Rokoko unveils Smartgloves

23rd Sep 2020

Aaward-winning motion capture creator Rokoko has unveiled Smartgloves, a hand and finger tracking solution that is able to capture every nuance of a hand, in an affordable way. The new Smartgloves are durable enough for fight scenes, and are also precise for individual fingers, which makes them capture the full spectrum of an actor’s hand performance.

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Seevix, ASICS institute to jointly develop sporting goods

17th Sep 2020

Israel-based biotechnology firm Seevix Material Sciences Ltd and the ASICS Institute of Sport Science will jointly develop sporting goods utilising SVX spidersilk, according to Shlomzion Chen, founder and chief executive officer of Seevix, talks materials. Japan’s ASICS Ventures Corporation, a subsidiary of ASICS Corporation, invested in Seevix in May.

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Harvard scientists create material with shape memory

8th Sep 2020

Scientists at the Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have created a material which has shape memory. The biocompatible material can be programmed into any shape, changes shape under certain stimuli and can be triggered back to its original shape. The material has been made using keratin, a fibrous protein.

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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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Inviza & kiSBN join hands for global brand marketing

27th Jul 2020

Inviza, has strategically partnered with kathy ireland Small Business Network (kiSBN) for global brand marketing. Inviza is a technology company which has developed patent pending self-powered / self-recharging fashion wearable technology seamlessly inlaid into clothing, shoes and accessories, InvizaWEAR, to track health and wellness, and GPS location.

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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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