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Face mask detects Covid-19 infection

Face mask detects Covid-19 infection

Engineers have designed a novel face mask that can diagnose the wearer with Covid-19 within about 90 minutes.

Smart carpet gives insight into human poses

Smart carpet gives insight into human poses

A tactile sensing carpet can estimate human poses without using cameras, in a step towards improving self-powered personalized healthcare.

Forget wearables: smart fabrics to monitor health

Forget wearables: smart fabrics to monitor health

Engineers have developed a method to transform existing cloth items into battery-free wearables resistant to laundry. These smart clothes are powered wirelessly through a flexible, silk-based coil sewn on the textile.

Smart textiles: a programmable digital fiber

Smart textiles: a programmable digital fiber

In a first, the digital fiber contains memory, temperature sensors, and a trained neural network program for inferring physical activity.

Ink residue inhibits conductivity in 3D printed electronic

Ink residue inhibits conductivity in 3D printed electronic

Very thin layers of organic stabilizer residue in metal nanoparticle (MNP) inks are behind a loss of conductivity in 3D printed materials and electronic devices.

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.

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