smart textiles

Nano-sensors help with diabetes treatment

Nano-sensors help with diabetes treatment

Researchers have used printed, ultra-thin, and highly sensitive nanocomposite sensors for the treatment of patients in whom the blood sugar level is abnormally high (diabetes mellitus).

Washable textile coating repels viruses

Washable textile coating repels viruses

Researchers have created a textile coating that can not only repel liquids like blood and saliva but can also prevent viruses from adhering to the surface.

Sensors woven into a shirt can monitor vital signs

Sensors woven into a shirt can monitor vital signs

Researchers have developed a way to incorporate electronic sensors into stretchy fabrics, allowing them to create shirts or other garments that could be used to monitor vital signs such as temperature, respiration, and heart rate.

A smart bra for detecting early-stage breast cancer

A smart bra for detecting early-stage breast cancer

EPFL students teamed up with startup IcosaMed to develop the SmartBra – the first piece of smart clothing that can be used for cancer prevention.

Smart insoles unlock the secrets of your sole

Smart insoles unlock the secrets of your sole

Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed an AI-powered, smart insole that instantly turns any shoe into a portable gait-analysis laboratory.

A smart jumpsuit provides information on infants' development

A smart jumpsuit provides information on infants' development

Researchers have developed a smart jumpsuit, or a garment that accurately measures the spontaneous and voluntary movement of infants from the age of five months.