smart textiles

E-textiles: Dyeing process gives electronic properties

E-textiles: Dyeing process gives electronic properties

Scientists have shown how smart textiles can be produced in a comparatively easy way, thus opening up new use cases.

Electronic skin reacts to pain like human skin

Electronic skin reacts to pain like human skin

Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts.

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.