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Fabric alternative to batteries

Fabric alternative to batteries

A major factor holding back development of wearable biosensors for health monitoring is the lack of a lightweight, long-lasting power supply. Now scientists report that they have developed a method for making a charge-storing system that is easily integrated into clothing for "embroidering a charge-storing pattern onto any garment."
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 9, 2018
Nanowires heat wearable heater

Nanowires heat wearable heater

Researchers have made a wearable heater by modifying woven Kevlar® fabric with nanowires that conduct and retain heat.
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Start-Up Pireta awarded place at IDTechEx Launchpad

Start-Up Pireta awarded place at IDTechEx Launchpad

Start-Up Pireta Awarded Place at IDTechEx Launchpad to Showcase Innovative 'Truly Wearable'E-Textile Technology. Pireta the developer of truly wearable smart textile technology, has been selected to exhibit at the IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, USA.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 19, 2018
CPI works with Pireta to develop new smart clothing

CPI works with Pireta to develop new smart clothing

The Centre for Process Innovation is collaborating on a project to support the development of next generation smart clothing. Working with Pireta Limited, CPI is using its industry expertise in the printed electronics sector to aid scale-up of wearable technology in textiles.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 5, 2018
IDTechEx TVMagnetic cloth to aid healing

Magnetic cloth to aid healing

Green Grace's owner talks about their magnetic fabric, used to promote healing at a cellular level. They have FDA registration and tens of thousands of users in the USA.
Wearable Technology Insights
Sep 13, 2018
Advanced textile based sensors

Advanced textile based sensors

The collaboration will explore using additive manufacturing to build temperature and pressure sensors directly onto textiles.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 22, 2018
Novel sensors could enable smarter textiles

Novel sensors could enable smarter textiles

A team of engineers is developing next-generation smart textiles by creating flexible carbon nanotube composite coatings on a wide range of fibers, including cotton, nylon and wool.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 17, 2018
IDTechEx TVBreath! Controlling your breathing in Yoga, Pilates and Beyond

Breath! Controlling your breathing in Yoga, Pilates and Beyond

Breath! and IDTechEx analysts discuss their e-textile system which comprises of a smart garment and an app to monitor breathing through sensors within the garment.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 15, 2018
Introducing the latest in textiles: Soft hardware

Introducing the latest in textiles: Soft hardware

The latest development in textiles and fibers is a kind of soft hardware that you can wear: cloth that has electronic devices built right into it.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 10, 2018
IDTechEx TVBiliana K discusses technology as art

Biliana K discusses technology as art

Biliana K discusses her work turning data into artwork and the development of her company.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 18, 2018
Clothing that can charge your cell phone, carbon is the new black

Clothing that can charge your cell phone, carbon is the new black

Engineers are leveraging a partnership to create clothing that can charge your cell phone. Move over, Iron Man.