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...
5th Jun 2020
A European Defence Agency project on smart textiles has resulted in a multifunctional smart textile prototype - the first of this type and quality in Europe – which has several features required by the defence sector. It has been found to provide multispectral camouflage, detection of hazardous agents, anti-mosquito solutions, and physiological...
4th Jun 2020
Murata Manufacturing, a leader in manufacture of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, and Teijin Frontier, involved in the integrated manufacture of fibres, have jointly developed the world's first piezoelectric fabric, Pieclex, that generates electrical energy and exhibits antimicrobial performance when a motion is applied.
2nd Jun 2020
Google is developing a touch sensitive e-textile cord prototype to control music and other media. It has been made with a helical sensing matrix that helps the user control music by simply using his fingers. The touch-sensitive cords can be instructed based on the discretion of the user, who may single tap, double tap, twist or apply pressure on the...
19th May 2020
The developer and manufacturer of synthetic SVX spidersilk, Seevix Material Sciences, will use its patented spidersilk technology to produce disposable and safe filters with high entrapment and inactivation efficacy to neutralise COVID-19 and other coronaviruses. The filters will be based upon a specific peptide sequence that binds SARS-CoV-2 particles.
14th May 2020
Powercast Corporation, leader in radio-frequency (RF)-based long-range over-the-air wireless power technology, and Liquid X, advanced manufacturer of functional metallic inks with prototype-to-production design and manufacturing capabilities, have jointly unveiled a printed electronics venture to enable production of durable, flexible, washable...
30th Apr 2020
With air droplet transmission of microbes being a cause of concern, Massachusetts based HipSaver has developed a Droplet~Shield Mask using a proprietary hydrophobic (water-repelling) fabric that prevents droplets from penetrating the mask. With no chemical finish, the mask instead relies on the inherent proprietary polyester fibres. There is no cotton...
13th Apr 2020
HeroWear has now made available its exosuit for all. The exosuit has been introduced as part of the WeaRAcon 2020 virtual conference. Researched, developed, and tested at Vanderbilt University, the suit is a back-assist exoskeleton device composed of lightweight materials. It can take over 50 pounds of strain off the back every time an object is lifted.
10th Apr 2020
Scientists at the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) have developed a new electro-luminescent(EL) technology comprising textile-fibre-embedded multiluminescent device, which may be used in wearable devices in the future. The new device improves efficiency by emitting light more flexibly and stably than the existing devices.