Advances in wearable devices have enabled e-textiles, which fuse lightweight and comfortable textiles with smart electronics, and are garnering attention as the next-generation wearable technology.
The Fraunhofer Institutes project M³Infekt aims to develop a multi-modal, modular and mobile system of sensors for monitoring infectious diseases.
Scientists have shown how smart textiles can be produced in a comparatively easy way, thus opening up new use cases.
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.
A way to incorporate electronic sensors into stretchy fabrics allows scientists to create shirts or other garments that could be used to monitor vital signs such as temperature, respiration, and heart rate.
EPFL students teamed up with startup IcosaMed to develop the SmartBra – the first piece of smart clothing that can be used for cancer prevention.
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.
The smart insole can be inserted into a sneaker or dress shoe to passively monitor the foot health of a person living with diabetes.
A smart shirt that measures lung function by sensing movements in the chest has proven to be accurate when compared to traditional testing equipment.
Researchers have invented a completely new way for wearable devices to interconnect which enable easier health monitoring, medical interventions and human–machine interfaces.
Wearing a sensor-packed glove while handling a variety of objects, researchers have compiled a massive dataset that enables an AI system to recognize objects through touch alone.