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US’ Sensoria introduces first wearable tele-rehabilitation platform

9th Nov 2022

Sensoria Health, developer of tele-rehab remote patient monitoring wearable solutions, has introduced the first truly wearable tele-rehabilitation platform. Sensoria offers a patient-centric, multi-device mobile and cloud software tele-rehab system that makes it easy for clinicians to remotely monitor the most common conditions in their patient...

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US’ BeBop Sensors unveils RoboSkin Robo-Finger humanoid robotic finger

14th Oct 2022

BeBop Sensors, US’ leader in smart fabric sensor technologies, has unveiled the RoboSkin Robo-Finger humanoid robotic finger. The BeBop Sensors Robo-Finger evaluation system is a fabric-based sensor system that offers spatial resolution and sensitivity that far exceeds human abilities for a true partnership between humans and their robot helpers.

Fifty One Apparel sells clothing that regulates temperature swings from the symptoms of menopause, such as pajamas. Pic: Fifty One Ltd
Apparel using US’ NASA-funded technology can ease menopausal symptoms

6th Sep 2022

London-based clothing brand Fifty One Apparel uses a technology funded by US’ NASA called Outlast that can assist in alleviating symptoms of those suffering from menopause. By bonding Outlast to cellulosic yarn, the company’s clothing maintains the temperature-regulating properties of phase-change materials but retains the look and feel of high-end...

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Michelman to display carbon fibre sizing solutions at US’ CAMX 2022

18th Aug 2022

Michelman is set to showcase its Hydrosize and Hydrosize carbon fibre sizing solutions and its Unyte technologies for technical textiles at CAMX 2022, from October 17-20, 2022, at the Anaheim convention centre, in Anaheim, CA, in booth #X26. Michelman manufactures fibre sizing and surface modifiers used to produce reinforced plastic composites.

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Luxembourg’s OCSiAl & CoatYarn develop smart textile technology

22nd Jul 2022

A smart textile technology with graphene nanotubes has been developed by OCSiAl and CoatYarn. High demand for interactive electronic textiles encouraged the Italian producer of technical-industrial yarns CoatYarn to expand its production line with an absolutely new product: thermoplastic polyurethane yarn enhanced with graphene nanotubes by OCSiAl.

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US' MIT researcher advances process to produce customised textiles

20th Jul 2022

Lavender Tessmer, a doctoral candidate in MIT’s department of architecture, has developed a new active fibre and designed a process that — combined with specific knit textile architecture — uses heat to activate a mask to conform to an individual’s face. With standard equipment and the new customisation process, any manufacturer can create a customised ...

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Loomia joins hands with US’ AFFOA to develop heated handwear

13th Jul 2022

Loomia Technologies has joined hands with Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) to develop highly tactile, heated handwear that could be applicable to both commercial/recreational and military customers. Loomia's patented e-textile technology is a soft, flexible circuit technology that can be embedded into a wide variety of fabrics and...

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US researchers develop fabric that senses wearers’ movements

8th Jul 2022

Researchers at MIT have invented a form-fitting fabric that can recognise the wearer’s movements and even posture. The fabrication process, which employs digital-knitting technology, enables rapid prototyping, making it possible for the smart fabric to be manufactured on a large scale. This special textile could also have application in healthcare.

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Swedish University student develops conductive fibres

20th Jun 2022

Electronically conductive fibres are already in use in smart textiles, but in a recently published research ionically conductive fibres have proven to be of increasing interest. The ionofibres achieve higher flexibility, durability and match the type of conduction body uses. In future, they may be used for items like textile batteries, displays and...

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