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Zhor-Tech unveils smart shoes for sports, healthcare

18th Feb 2019

Zhor-Tech, leader in smart shoe technology, has come out with innovations for sports, climate, workplace safety and healthcare. It has introduced electronics and software into shoes, creating wearable technology with benefits. Its easy-to-use Digitsole insoles fit into any running shoe and help professional athletes to weekend warriors improve...

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Brands partner with Noble Biomaterials for smart fabrics

7th Feb 2019

As the consumer trend of demanding premium-quality apparel for multi-use is on the rise, more brands are partnering with Noble Biomaterials, a global leader in odour elimination and smart fabric solutions, to develop products with Noble’s platform of inherent fibre technologies allowing them to stay current in the ever-evolving apparel industry.

Courtesy: University of Massachusetts
UMass Amherst team creates fabric to harvest body heat

4th Feb 2019

Two scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have created a fabric that can harvest body heat to power small wearable microelectronics such as activity trackers. Though wearable biosensors and data transmitters for personalised health monitoring have been developed, they require a lot of energy, while power sources can be bulky and heavy.

Courtesy: Heriot-Watt University
Heriot-Watt team with OGIC develop Centurion 3

31st Jan 2019

Scientists from Heriot-Watt University together with Dundee-based Iron Ocean and the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) have designed and developed Centurion 3 - an offshore survival system. The scientists developed innovative smart materials which were incorporated into Centurion 3 offshore survival garments that withstand even the harshest...

Associate Professor Kim Delbaere and Dr Matthew Brodie/Courtesy: UNSW
Tech from NeuRA, UNSW Sydney for Parkinson's patients

25th Jan 2019

Scientists from Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and UNSW Sydney are testing eHealth and smart garment technologies to prevent falls in Parkinson’s disease patients. The team has received a grant from the Michael J Fox Foundation and the Shake It Up Australia Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. They are working with industry partner Sensoria...

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Seismic has four new strategic partners

24th Jan 2019

Seismic, a company making clothes fused with discreet robotic muscles to create Powered Clothing, has become strategic partners with four leading companies across occupational safety, wellness and lifestyle, and healthcare industries. The announcement was made at CES 2019, the largest consumer electronics show. The partners include Cintas and Obayashi.

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Myant launches Skiin Smart Shirt at CES 2019

15th Jan 2019

Myant, a leader in the production of smart textiles, has launched the world's first cuffless blood pressure monitoring technology inside its Skiin Textile Computing Platform, at the recent CES 2019. The Skiin Smart Shirt eliminates the hassle of regular blood pressure monitoring and adds automatic data tracking to share data and trends with clinicians.

Courtesy: World Scientific
Nanjing University team makes fibres for smart fabrics

7th Jan 2019

Scientists from the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications have devised a simple, scalable and low-cost capillary-driven self-assembly method to prepare silver nanowires (Ag NWs) coated flexible and stretchable conductive fibres that have applications in wearable electronics and smart fabrics. The paper is to be published in Nano.

A miniature solar cell; Courtesy: Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham Trent team embeds mini solar cells into yarn

2nd Jan 2019

Scientists from Nottingham Trent University have developed a technology to embed miniaturised solar cells into yarn that can then be knitted and woven into textiles. This can lead to clothing embedded with tiny solar cells the size of a flea which will allow wearers to generate electricity on the move and charge items like mobile phones and...

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