smart textiles

Smart textiles measure your movements

Smart textiles measure your movements

Researchers have developed clothing that uses special fibers to sense a person's movement via touch.

E-textiles made with new cellulose thread

E-textiles made with new cellulose thread

Researchers have developed a thread made of conductive cellulose, which offers practical possibilities for electronic textiles.

E-textiles can be used to measure photoplenthysmography

E-textiles can be used to measure photoplenthysmography

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.

Decentralized patient monitoring: Sensors quickly detect changes in vital signs

Decentralized patient monitoring: Sensors quickly detect changes in vital signs

The Fraunhofer Institutes project M³Infekt aims to develop a multi-modal, modular and mobile system of sensors for monitoring infectious diseases.

Ideal placement for armband to track vitals

Ideal placement for armband to track vitals

Researchers took a step forward in the development of an armband that could track the heart’s electrical activity without requiring bulky wiring or sticky gel on the skin.

Robotics: Soft pumps power artificial muscles

Robotics: Soft pumps power artificial muscles

Robotic clothing that could help people to move more easily is a step closer to reality thanks to the development of a lightweight power system for soft robotics.

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