Keyword: Fabrics

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Briefs: Wearables
The material is optically transparent and easily manipulated.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new type of chain mail fabric is flexible like cloth but can stiffen on demand.
R&D: Materials
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Flexible thermoelectric generators could be a useful way to make carbon "green."
R&D: Wearables
The fabric-fiber has digital capabilities to collect, store, and analyze data using a neural network.
Briefs: Medical
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.
Briefs: Materials
The thermoelectric textile produces a small amount of electricity when heated on one side.
Briefs: Medical
Modifications to existing N95 masks improve their reusability.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A textile sensor can detect pressure points on the socket of a prosthetic limb.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The breakthrough involves inkjet printing and materials with a crystal structure discovered nearly two centuries ago.
R&D: Wearables
A new, lightweight eye mask can unobtrusively capture pulse, eye movement, and sleep signals, for example, when worn in an everyday environment.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have developed biomaterial-based inks that respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body.
Briefs: Materials
The fibers measure subtle and complex fabric deformations.
Features: Medical
As the founder of the Soft Systems program at Flex, Yolita brings electronics, smart textiles and computation together to create new products, digital experiences and functionalities through fibers and textiles.
Briefs: Materials

Researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering have developed silk materials that can wrinkle into highly detailed patterns — including...

R&D: Materials

Researchers have developed a simple, scalable, and low-cost capillary-driven self-assembly method to prepare flexible and stretchable conductive fibers that have applications in...

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 performance of adhesives used for wearable medical device applications is critical to the efficacy of the final product, as an improperly affixed device...

Briefs: Wearables

If scientists are ever going to deliver on the promise of implantable artificial organs or clothing that dries itself, they’ll first need to solve the problem...

R&D: Medical

To treat newborns for treat, the babies lie in incubators. Irradiation with blue light in an incubator is necessary because toxic decomposition products of the blood pigment hemoglobin are deposited in the...

R&D: Medical

A research team has created wearable displays for various applications including healthcare. Integrating organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) into fabrics, the team developed highly...

R&D: Medical

A team of engineers has combined the science of biomechanics and advances in wearable tech to create a smart, mechanized undergarment. The team’s testing proves that the smart clothing offloads stress on...

Briefs: Medical

There are many ways to make nanofibers. These versatile materials — whose target applications include everything from tissue engineering to bulletproof vests —...

Briefs: Medical

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

The healthcare world today is one that is rapidly changing and ever-evolving. Several dynamics are driving these changes, including an aging population, the increasing...

R&D: Electronics & Computers

Researchers at The Ohio State University have embroidered circuits into fabric with 0.1 mm precision -- an ideal size for integrating sensors and electronic components into clothing. The achievement...

R&D: Medical
New Lasers Offer 3D Micropatterning of Biocompatible Silk Hydrogels

Tufts University biomedical engineers are using low-energy, ultrafast laser technology to make high-resolution, 3D structures in silk protein hydrogels. The laser-based micropatterning represents a new approach to customized engineering of tissue and biomedical implants.

R&D: Medical
Nanowire Yarn Boosts Supercapacitor Efficiency

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology discovered that yarn made of niobium nanowires enables more efficient supercapacitors. The new approach uses the yarns as the electrodes in tiny supercapacitors. Adding a coating of a conductive polymer to the yarn further increases the...

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