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LOOMIA H1 heated jacket for women

LOOMIA H1 heated jacket for women

The LOOMIA H1 jacket is a heated jacket for changing climates and temperatures.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 11, 2019
First scalable graphene yarns for wearable textiles produced

First scalable graphene yarns for wearable textiles produced

A team of researchers have developed a method to produce scalable graphene-based yarn. Multi-functional wearable e-textiles have been a focus of much attention due to their great potential for healthcare, sportswear, fitness and aerospace applications. Graphene has been considered a potentially good material for these types of applications due to its high conductivity, and flexibility.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 7, 2019
Elastic fibre with the strength of metal

Elastic fibre with the strength of metal

Researchers have developed a fiber that combines the elasticity of rubber with the strength of a metal, resulting in a tougher material that could be incorporated into soft robotics, packaging materials or next-generation textiles.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 27, 2019
New filament combines solar energy harvesting and storage capabilities

New filament combines solar energy harvesting and storage capabilities

Researchers have invented a weavable filament that both captures and stores solar energy simultaneously—two capabilities that have only been available in separate devices until now.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 18, 2019
Stretchable multi-functional fibre

Stretchable multi-functional fibre

Fiber-based electronics are expected to play a vital role in next-generation wearable electronics. Woven into textiles, they can provide higher durability, comfort, and integrated multi-functionality. A research team has developed a stretchable multi-functional fiber that can harvest energy and detect strain, which can be applied to future wearable electronics.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 12, 2019
First fabric to automatically cool or insulate depending on conditions

First fabric to automatically cool or insulate depending on conditions

Despite decades of innovation in fabrics with high-tech thermal properties that keep marathon runners cool or alpine hikers warm, there has never been a material that changes its insulating properties in response to the environment. Until now.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 28, 2019
Tapping body heat to power smart garments

Tapping body heat to power smart garments

Some research has shown that small amounts of power can be harvested from a human body over an eight-hour workday, but the special materials needed at present are either very expensive, toxic or inefficient.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 10, 2018
Graphene unlocks new potential for 'smart textiles'

Graphene unlocks new potential for 'smart textiles'

The quest to create affordable, durable and mass-produced 'smart textiles' has been given fresh impetus through the use of the wonder material Graphene.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 28, 2018
IDTechEx TVSmartphone controlled clothing warms up

Smartphone controlled clothing warms up

Smart, discreet and wire-free heated base layer that keeps men and women warm in all the right places while ensuring flexibility and style.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 23, 2018
Electronic skin points the way north

Electronic skin points the way north

Researchers have developed an electronic skin with magnetosensitive capabilities, sensitive enough to detect and digitize body motion in the Earth's magnetic field. As this e-skin is extremely thin and malleable, it can easily be affixed to human skin to create a bionic analog of a compass.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 14, 2018
CPI helps running entrepreneur take big step forward

CPI helps running entrepreneur take big step forward

CPI worked with Craig Downs on mymo, a wearable sock which uses artificial intelligence to gauge an athlete's gait.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 11, 2019
First scalable graphene yarns for wearable textiles produced

First scalable graphene yarns for wearable textiles produced

A team of researchers have developed a method to produce scalable graphene-based yarn. Multi-functional wearable e-textiles have been a focus of much attention due to their great potential for healthcare, sportswear, fitness and aerospace applications. Graphene has been considered a potentially good material for these types of applications due to its high conductivity, and flexibility.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 27, 2019
New filament combines solar energy harvesting and storage capabilities

New filament combines solar energy harvesting and storage capabilities

Researchers have invented a weavable filament that both captures and stores solar energy simultaneously—two capabilities that have only been available in separate devices until now.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 12, 2019
First fabric to automatically cool or insulate depending on conditions

First fabric to automatically cool or insulate depending on conditions

Despite decades of innovation in fabrics with high-tech thermal properties that keep marathon runners cool or alpine hikers warm, there has never been a material that changes its insulating properties in response to the environment. Until now.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 10, 2018
Graphene unlocks new potential for 'smart textiles'

Graphene unlocks new potential for 'smart textiles'

The quest to create affordable, durable and mass-produced 'smart textiles' has been given fresh impetus through the use of the wonder material Graphene.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 23, 2018
Electronic skin points the way north

Electronic skin points the way north

Researchers have developed an electronic skin with magnetosensitive capabilities, sensitive enough to detect and digitize body motion in the Earth's magnetic field. As this e-skin is extremely thin and malleable, it can easily be affixed to human skin to create a bionic analog of a compass.