smart textiles

Smart textiles: breathable fabric to power small electronics

Smart textiles: breathable fabric to power small electronics

Scientists have created a new triboelectric fabric that generates electricity from the movement of the body while remaining flexible and breathable.

Wash-and-wear biosensors

Wash-and-wear biosensors

A process turns clothing fabric into biosensors which measure a muscle’s electrical activity as it is worn.

ReSkin helps to discover a sense of touch

ReSkin helps to discover a sense of touch

Carnegie Mellon University and Meta AI (formerly Facebook AI) want to increase the sense of touch in robotics, wearables, smart clothing and AI.

High-tech clothing supports breathing

High-tech clothing supports breathing

“Robotic” textiles could help patients recovering from postsurgery breathing changes.

Smart displays for wearable tech

Smart displays for wearable tech

An innovative display shows information through clothes and other fabrics.

Tracking muscle activity through clothes

Tracking muscle activity through clothes

Printing metals onto cloth makes for comfortable, low-cost, and effective biosensors.

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