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New Fibres Make Breath-Regulating Garments

New Fibres Make Breath-Regulating Garments

Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 4, 2021
Tracking Muscle Activity with Clothes on Your Back

Tracking Muscle Activity with Clothes on Your Back

Bioelectrical sensors on the skin can be used to measure electrical signals in the body, like heart activity and muscle contraction. While that provides valuable information for clinicians, current bioelectrical sensor technology can be ineffective, uncomfortable, expensive, and difficult to manufacture.
Wearable Technology Insights
Sep 29, 2021
Smart Textiles Powered by Body Movement for Remote Health Monitoring

Smart Textiles Powered by Body Movement for Remote Health Monitoring

Absorbing the movement from the body, these super-smart textiles will not only power electronic components, but also act as self-powered functional sensors that are able to accurately sense the movements of targeted body parts.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 31, 2021
'Smart' Shirt Keeps Tabs on the Heart

'Smart' Shirt Keeps Tabs on the Heart

There's no need to don uncomfortable smartwatches or chest straps to monitor your heart if your comfy shirt can do a better job. That's the idea behind "smart clothing" developed by a university lab, which employed its conductive nanotube thread to weave functionality into regular apparel.
External Company Press Release
LifeBooster Closes Investment Round, Introduces Smart Work Gear

LifeBooster Closes Investment Round, Introduces Smart Work Gear

LifeBooster announced the closing of an investment round from local, international, and strategic investors, including W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.. The investment will enable LifeBooster to extend their lead in connected worker risk analytics technology.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 24, 2021
Liquid Crystal Ink for 3D Printing

Liquid Crystal Ink for 3D Printing

Cholesteric liquid crystals, a man-made material with properties between liquids and solid crystals, can mimic the colors of butterfly wings. Liquid crystals are used in televisions and smartphones, but future applications for healthcare sensors or decorative lighting are difficult as the materials can't be used in advanced, rapid production methods like 3D printing.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 23, 2021
New Tool for Finding Green Solvents for Printed Electronics

New Tool for Finding Green Solvents for Printed Electronics

The emerging field of printed electronics promises to radically change the way we view and use electronics through energy- and cost-efficient printing of electronic inks onto everyday surfaces such as paper and textiles. However, a severe problem from a sustainability perspective is that many current inks used during the printing include solvents that are unsafe and damaging for both workers and the environment.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 18, 2021
Woven Nanotube Fibres Turn Heat into Power

Woven Nanotube Fibres Turn Heat into Power

Invisibly small carbon nanotubes aligned as fibers and sewn into fabrics become a thermoelectric generator that can turn heat from the sun or other sources into energy.
External Company Press Release
New Technology Solution for Breastfeeding Mothers

New Technology Solution for Breastfeeding Mothers

Nextiles' patent-protected manufacturing process blends traditional sewing techniques with printed circuit boards to embed flexible sensors directly into fabrics for the new mom uniform - a breastfeeding-friendly bra.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: Cardio Wearables 2021

Event Summary: Cardio Wearables 2021

Microtech Ventures have organised a series of events moving more towards the direction of medical wearables and sensors. Events progressed from "Medical MEMS and Sensors", to "Medical Wearables", and now onto a subset within that of "Cardio Wearables". This online event took place with around 100 attendees in August 2021, with presentations from companies, academics, researchers and physicians across three days.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 4, 2021
Tracking Muscle Activity with Clothes on Your Back

Tracking Muscle Activity with Clothes on Your Back

Bioelectrical sensors on the skin can be used to measure electrical signals in the body, like heart activity and muscle contraction. While that provides valuable information for clinicians, current bioelectrical sensor technology can be ineffective, uncomfortable, expensive, and difficult to manufacture.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 31, 2021
'Smart' Shirt Keeps Tabs on the Heart

'Smart' Shirt Keeps Tabs on the Heart

There's no need to don uncomfortable smartwatches or chest straps to monitor your heart if your comfy shirt can do a better job. That's the idea behind "smart clothing" developed by a university lab, which employed its conductive nanotube thread to weave functionality into regular apparel.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 24, 2021
Liquid Crystal Ink for 3D Printing

Liquid Crystal Ink for 3D Printing

Cholesteric liquid crystals, a man-made material with properties between liquids and solid crystals, can mimic the colors of butterfly wings. Liquid crystals are used in televisions and smartphones, but future applications for healthcare sensors or decorative lighting are difficult as the materials can't be used in advanced, rapid production methods like 3D printing.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 18, 2021
Woven Nanotube Fibres Turn Heat into Power

Woven Nanotube Fibres Turn Heat into Power

Invisibly small carbon nanotubes aligned as fibers and sewn into fabrics become a thermoelectric generator that can turn heat from the sun or other sources into energy.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: Cardio Wearables 2021

Event Summary: Cardio Wearables 2021

Microtech Ventures have organised a series of events moving more towards the direction of medical wearables and sensors. Events progressed from "Medical MEMS and Sensors", to "Medical Wearables", and now onto a subset within that of "Cardio Wearables". This online event took place with around 100 attendees in August 2021, with presentations from companies, academics, researchers and physicians across three days.
Wearable Technology Insights
Sep 29, 2021
Smart Textiles Powered by Body Movement for Remote Health Monitoring

Smart Textiles Powered by Body Movement for Remote Health Monitoring

Absorbing the movement from the body, these super-smart textiles will not only power electronic components, but also act as self-powered functional sensors that are able to accurately sense the movements of targeted body parts.
External Company Press Release
LifeBooster Closes Investment Round, Introduces Smart Work Gear

LifeBooster Closes Investment Round, Introduces Smart Work Gear

LifeBooster announced the closing of an investment round from local, international, and strategic investors, including W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.. The investment will enable LifeBooster to extend their lead in connected worker risk analytics technology.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 23, 2021
New Tool for Finding Green Solvents for Printed Electronics

New Tool for Finding Green Solvents for Printed Electronics

The emerging field of printed electronics promises to radically change the way we view and use electronics through energy- and cost-efficient printing of electronic inks onto everyday surfaces such as paper and textiles. However, a severe problem from a sustainability perspective is that many current inks used during the printing include solvents that are unsafe and damaging for both workers and the environment.
External Company Press Release
New Technology Solution for Breastfeeding Mothers

New Technology Solution for Breastfeeding Mothers

Nextiles' patent-protected manufacturing process blends traditional sewing techniques with printed circuit boards to embed flexible sensors directly into fabrics for the new mom uniform - a breastfeeding-friendly bra.
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