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Liquid X Receives OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certification for Textiles

Liquid X Receives OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certification for Textiles

Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 16, 2020
Smart Textiles Powered by Soft Transmission Lines

Smart Textiles Powered by Soft Transmission Lines

Researchers have developed electronic fibers that, when embedded in textiles, can collect a wealth of information about our bodies by measuring subtle and complex fabrics deformations. Their technology relies on transmission line theory and offers a host of applications, such as in health care and robotics.
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The impact of COVID-19 on wearables

The impact of COVID-19 on wearables

This article is a summary of the latest considerations for the wearable technology industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including background on the pandemic, case studies of it's impact, and a discussion around changes to quantitative forecasts across IDTechEx's wearable portfolio as a result.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 8, 2020
Washable E-Textiles that Seal in Wireless Charging Electronics

Washable E-Textiles that Seal in Wireless Charging Electronics

Powercast Corporation and Liquid X have announced a printed electronics venture to enable garment manufacturers to easily integrate wireless power functionality into durable, flexible, high performance and washable e-textiles.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 30, 2020
Power Gloves for Space Walks

Power Gloves for Space Walks

Spacewalks are a risky business and wearing a spacesuit that protects against the vacuum outside our atmosphere is cumbersome. This glove is a mockup concept for astronauts that adds extra functions to the five fingers.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 28, 2020
Sensors Woven into Clothing to Monitor Vital Signs

Sensors Woven into Clothing to Monitor Vital Signs

Researchers have developed a way to incorporate electronic sensors into stretchy fabrics, allowing them to create shirts or other garments that could be used to monitor vital signs such as temperature, respiration, and heart rate.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 24, 2020
Conductive Inks: Hybrid Electronics, In-Mold Electronics, Skin Patches

Conductive Inks: Hybrid Electronics, In-Mold Electronics, Skin Patches

Conductive ink business is inherently wonderfully diverse. This has allowed the industry to rejuvenate itself time and time again and to remain very relevant through generations of product lifecycles.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 13, 2020
Foldable and Washable Luminescent Film

Foldable and Washable Luminescent Film

Infrared radiation, which is invisible yet highly utilizable, is used in various fields and for various purposes, such as for coronavirus detection (i.e. through thermal imaging cameras and biosensors). A research team has developed a technology that visualizes infrared radiation and expands its application range.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 2, 2020
Textile Fibre-Embedded Multiluminescent Device for Wearables

Textile Fibre-Embedded Multiluminescent Device for Wearables

Researchers have developed a new structure of luminescence technology. This will enable the production of light-emitting elements that overcome the limitations of existing methods, expecting to greatly help improve the efficiency of light-emitting elements used in various ways such as billboards and banners.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 1, 2020
Creating Stretchable Thermoelectric Generators

Creating Stretchable Thermoelectric Generators

For the first time, a soft and stretchable organic thermoelectric module has been created that can harvest energy from body heat. The breakthrough was enabled by a new composite material that may have widespread use in smart clothing, wearable electronics and electronic skin.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 16, 2020
Smart Textiles Powered by Soft Transmission Lines

Smart Textiles Powered by Soft Transmission Lines

Researchers have developed electronic fibers that, when embedded in textiles, can collect a wealth of information about our bodies by measuring subtle and complex fabrics deformations. Their technology relies on transmission line theory and offers a host of applications, such as in health care and robotics.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 8, 2020
Washable E-Textiles that Seal in Wireless Charging Electronics

Washable E-Textiles that Seal in Wireless Charging Electronics

Powercast Corporation and Liquid X have announced a printed electronics venture to enable garment manufacturers to easily integrate wireless power functionality into durable, flexible, high performance and washable e-textiles.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 28, 2020
Sensors Woven into Clothing to Monitor Vital Signs

Sensors Woven into Clothing to Monitor Vital Signs

Researchers have developed a way to incorporate electronic sensors into stretchy fabrics, allowing them to create shirts or other garments that could be used to monitor vital signs such as temperature, respiration, and heart rate.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 13, 2020
Foldable and Washable Luminescent Film

Foldable and Washable Luminescent Film

Infrared radiation, which is invisible yet highly utilizable, is used in various fields and for various purposes, such as for coronavirus detection (i.e. through thermal imaging cameras and biosensors). A research team has developed a technology that visualizes infrared radiation and expands its application range.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 1, 2020
Creating Stretchable Thermoelectric Generators

Creating Stretchable Thermoelectric Generators

For the first time, a soft and stretchable organic thermoelectric module has been created that can harvest energy from body heat. The breakthrough was enabled by a new composite material that may have widespread use in smart clothing, wearable electronics and electronic skin.
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