smart textiles

Robotic textiles could enable new mechanotherapy

Robotic textiles could enable new mechanotherapy

A new smart fabric that can be inflated and deflated by temperature-dependent liquid-vapor phase changes could enable a range of medical therapeutics.

High-tech clothing: Wearable health

High-tech clothing: Wearable health

Thanks to a variety of smart technologies, high-tech clothing today is capable of analyzing body functions or actively optimizing the microclimate.

Smart fabrics with bioactive inks monitor body

Smart fabrics with bioactive inks monitor body

Researchers have developed biomaterial-based inks that respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body or in the surrounding environment by changing color.

Diabetes: 3D printed insoles hope for patients

Diabetes: 3D printed insoles hope for patients

Scientists claim that new 3D printed insoles can significantly improve the foot health of people suffering with diabetes.

Graphene smart textiles developed for heat adaptive clothing

Graphene smart textiles developed for heat adaptive clothing

Scientists have created a prototype garment to demonstrate dynamic thermal radiation control within a piece of clothing by utilising the remarkable thermal properties and flexibility of graphene.

Smart textile fibers measure wearer’s health

Smart textile fibers measure wearer’s health

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.