smart textiles

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.

Smart shoe sensors to detect health issues

Smart shoe sensors to detect health issues

A smart shoe with inbuilt sensors could improve the quality of life of older people through the early detection of dementia and diabetic ulcers.

‘Smart’ shirt keeps tabs on the heart

‘Smart’ shirt keeps tabs on the heart

A flexible carbon nanotube fibers can be incorporated into clothing to function as wearable health monitors.

A chain mail fabric stiffens on demand

A chain mail fabric stiffens on demand

Scientists have developed a 3D printed type of ‘chain mail’ fabric that is flexible like cloth but can stiffen on demand.

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