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'Smart' Shirt Keeps Tabs on the Heart

'Smart' Shirt Keeps Tabs on the Heart

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.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 12, 2021
The Killer App For Smart Textiles

The Killer App For Smart Textiles

The development of new technology often creates new opportunities to provide value to customers in new products. Electronic textiles have hundreds of potential use cases, many of which are being explored by different companies around the world. So where is the "killer app" for e-textiles?
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 15, 2021
Printing Stretchable, Bendable Circuits on Artificial Skin

Printing Stretchable, Bendable Circuits on Artificial Skin

Researchers have spent nearly two decades trying to develop skin-like integrated circuits that can be stretched, folded, bent and twisted - working all the while - and then snap back without fail, every time. Such circuits presage a day of wearable and implantable products, but one hurdle has always stood in the way.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 9, 2021
Sweat-Proof 'Smart Skin' Takes Reliable Vitals, Even During Workouts

Sweat-Proof 'Smart Skin' Takes Reliable Vitals, Even During Workouts

A sweat-proof "electronic skin" — a conformable, sensor-embedded sticky patch that monitors a person's health without malfunctioning or peeling away, even when a wearer is perspiring.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 5, 2021
Knitted Keyboard Showcases the Power of Smart Textiles

Knitted Keyboard Showcases the Power of Smart Textiles

Seizing on the observation that most of the world's keyboards up until this point have been somewhat rigid, the KnittedKeyboard II seeks to spark a paradigm shift in expectations by way of an interactive, textile-based musical device with the familiar layout of piano keys. And the unfamiliar nature of being a piece of musical knitwear.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 24, 2021
Inkjet Printing Shows Promise As New Strategy For Making E-Textiles

Inkjet Printing Shows Promise As New Strategy For Making E-Textiles

In a new study researchers have demonstrated they could print layers of electrically conductive ink on polyester fabric to make an e-textile that could be used in the design of future wearable devices.
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.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 12, 2021
The Killer App For Smart Textiles

The Killer App For Smart Textiles

The development of new technology often creates new opportunities to provide value to customers in new products. Electronic textiles have hundreds of potential use cases, many of which are being explored by different companies around the world. So where is the "killer app" for e-textiles?
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 9, 2021
Sweat-Proof 'Smart Skin' Takes Reliable Vitals, Even During Workouts

Sweat-Proof 'Smart Skin' Takes Reliable Vitals, Even During Workouts

A sweat-proof "electronic skin" — a conformable, sensor-embedded sticky patch that monitors a person's health without malfunctioning or peeling away, even when a wearer is perspiring.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 24, 2021
Inkjet Printing Shows Promise As New Strategy For Making E-Textiles

Inkjet Printing Shows Promise As New Strategy For Making E-Textiles

In a new study researchers have demonstrated they could print layers of electrically conductive ink on polyester fabric to make an e-textile that could be used in the design of future wearable devices.
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.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 15, 2021
Printing Stretchable, Bendable Circuits on Artificial Skin

Printing Stretchable, Bendable Circuits on Artificial Skin

Researchers have spent nearly two decades trying to develop skin-like integrated circuits that can be stretched, folded, bent and twisted - working all the while - and then snap back without fail, every time. Such circuits presage a day of wearable and implantable products, but one hurdle has always stood in the way.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 5, 2021
Knitted Keyboard Showcases the Power of Smart Textiles

Knitted Keyboard Showcases the Power of Smart Textiles

Seizing on the observation that most of the world's keyboards up until this point have been somewhat rigid, the KnittedKeyboard II seeks to spark a paradigm shift in expectations by way of an interactive, textile-based musical device with the familiar layout of piano keys. And the unfamiliar nature of being a piece of musical knitwear.
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