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IDTechEx TVE-textiles control home appliances with the swipe of a finger

E-textiles control home appliances with the swipe of a finger

Jun 18, 2018 United States
Electronic textiles could allow a person to control household appliances or computers from a distance simply by touching a wristband or other item of clothing — something that could be particularly helpful for those with limited mobility. Now researchers have developed a new type of e-textile that is self-powered, highly sensitive and washable.
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IDTechEx TVAn elastic fiber set to revolutionize smart clothes

An elastic fiber set to revolutionize smart clothes

May 29, 2018 Switzerland
Scientists have found a fast and simple way to make super-elastic, multi-material, high-performance fibers. Their fibers have already been used as sensors on robotic fingers and in clothing. This breakthrough method opens the door to new kinds of smart textiles and medical implants.
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Active, user-controlled color-changing fabric

Active, user-controlled color-changing fabric

May 24, 2018 United States
The first-ever, active user-controlled color-changing fabric. The fabric, developed allows the user/wearer to change the color or pattern of the fabric through their smartphone.
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Myant & STOLL unveil the digital textile factory

Myant & STOLL unveil the digital textile factory

May 14, 2018 United States
The Myant & STOLL collaboration revolutionizes localized production with a one-stop, virtual factory that provides solutions for R&D, design, and manufacturing at scale.
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Polymer-graphene nanocarpets to electrify smart fabrics

Polymer-graphene nanocarpets to electrify smart fabrics

Apr 23, 2018 1 Russia
Researchers have discovered a method to modify and use the one-atom thin conductor of current and heat, graphene without destroying it. Thanks to the novel method, the researchers were able to synthesize on single-layer graphene a well-structured polymer with a strong covalent bond, which they called 'polymer carpets'. T
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Stretchable, twistable wires for wearable electronics

Stretchable, twistable wires for wearable electronics

Apr 11, 2018 United States
The exercise-tracking power of a Fitbit may soon jump from your wrist and into your clothing. Researchers are seeking to embed electronics such as fitness trackers and health monitors into our shirts, hats, and shoes. But no one wants stiff copper wires or silicon transistors deforming their clothing or poking into their skin.
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Smart socks for diabetics

Smart socks for diabetics

Apr 9, 2018 United States
The first textile with microsensors woven directly into the fabric. These virtually invisible sensors are seamlessly integrated into the socks to monitor temperature changes on the bottom of the feet.
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Electric textile lights a lamp when stretched

Electric textile lights a lamp when stretched

Mar 26, 2018 Sweden
Researchers have developed a fabric that converts kinetic energy into electric power. The greater the load applied to the textile and the wetter it becomes the more electricity it generates.
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Squid skin could be the solution to new materials

Squid skin could be the solution to new materials

Mar 8, 2018 United States
Cephalopods—which include octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish—are masters of disguise. They can camouflage to precisely match their surroundings in a matter of seconds, and no scientist has quite been able to replicate the spectacle. But new research brings us a step closer.
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Government of Canada's new innovation program

Government of Canada's new innovation program

Feb 21, 2018 Canada
$950-million investment positions Canada for an innovation boom in high-growth sectors
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Heating technology for outdoor clothing

Heating technology for outdoor clothing

Feb 7, 2018 United States
A powered smart clothing technology for on-body heating, a thin lightweight and durable heating solution for outdoor clothing that is designed to be easily integrated into garments.