Keyword: Textiles


R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
The garments will contain sealed, airtight regions that can inflate, making them temporarily rigid and providing the force for movement.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A flexible, silk-based coil is sewn on the textile.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
Researchers have demonstrated that they can print layers of electrically conductive ink on polyester fabric.
R&D: Wearables
A textile sensor can detect pressure points on the socket of a prosthetic limb.
R&D: Medical
Researchers have developed biomaterial-based inks that respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body.
Briefs: Medical
The fibers measure subtle and complex fabric deformations.
Features: Materials

When a patient experiences 70 percent or greater stenosis in the carotid artery — a condition that can cause lack of cerebral blood flow, stroke, and in some cases, death —...

R&D: Medical

Artificial skin tactile sensors can feel the similar pressure and vibration felt by human skin. The new sensors can detect more sensitive tactile than the existing ones. The skin-based sensor detects...

Global Innovations: Medical

Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have invented a completely new way for wearable devices to interconnect. They incorporated conductive textiles into clothing to...

Global Innovations: Wearables

Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy textile lithium battery that offers more stable, durable, and safe...

Features: Medical

The latest advances in 3D technologies are revolutionizing the ability to measure the human body, and this is having a tremendous impact on the healthcare industry and in the development of...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Compression therapy is a standard form of treatment for patients who suffer from venous ulcers and other conditions in which veins struggle to return blood from the lower extremities....

R&D: Medical

Scientists have found a fast and simple way to make super-elastic, multi-material, high-performance fibers. Their fibers have already been used as sensors on robotic fingers and in clothing. This...

Features: Materials

The majority of cardiovascular devices are permanent and, with a few exceptions, are nondegradable. In general, these devices successfully fulfill...

Technology Leaders: Materials

Medical device engineers are increasingly gravitating toward biomedical textiles to aid in implant performance, including cardiovascular applications such as structural heart implants...

Briefs: Materials

For the first time, biomedical engineers have woven a “smart” fabric that mimics the sophisticated and complex properties of one of nature's ingenious...

Features: Medical

Secant Medical, Telford, PA, has developed 3D textile engineering technology by integrating traditional textile engineering with advanced biomaterials. By combining the spatial resolution capability with advanced...

R&D: Medical
New Manufacturing Method Produces Low-Cost Nanofibers

Researchers at the University of Georgia have found a low-cost way to manufacture extraordinarily thin polymer strings. The nanofibers can be used to create advanced wound dressings, regenerate tissue, and deliver drugs directly to the site of an infection.

Global Innovations: Design

Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

The research project PUMA (Pressure Ulcer Measurement and Actuation), founded by the European Commission,...

Applications: Materials

Since the first marketed synthetic absorbable suture in the 1960s, absorbable medical materials have developed into a burgeoning industry. By reducing the need...

Features: Medical

The cardiovascular device market is growing, with research forecasting that the cardiac implant medical device market alone will exceed $27 billion...

R&D: Electronics & Computers

Researchers at the National Physical Laboratory, Middlesex, UK, Electronics Interconnection group has developed a new method to produce conductive textiles. This new technique could make...

Global Innovations: Medical
Hohenstein Institute, Bönnigheim, Germany

Scientists from the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim have developed textile cooling pads to be used to prevent...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Regenerative medicine (RM) holds the potential to address some of society’s most intractable health problems and restore or establish normal bodily function. Today, regenerative...

Briefs: Medical

A non-woven absorbable scaffold has been designed for implant devices in orthopedics, cardiology, and general surgery, as well as other in vivo applications. Where classic...

Global Innovations: Medical

In the future, the success of drug delivery could rely on its ability to integrate with patients’ lives without too much effort. Textiles, which are already a permanent fixture in people’s...

Briefs: Medical

Biomedical textile structures incorporate a wide array of biocompatible materials, including advanced polymers and metals in a range of sizes and...

Briefs: Materials
SCAFTEX® Non-Woven Bio-Textile for Implantable Devices

Classic tissue engineering utilizes absorbable non-woven biomedical textiles from a variety of fibers to aid in cell growth and proliferation, and medical device companies rely on these materials for implantable devices that must degrade over time. Non-woven bio-textiles such as SCAFTEX®...

Briefs: Materials

Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) has been used for decades as a biomaterial in joint replacements. Recently, this technology was refined to...

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