Keyword: Fabrics

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R&D: Medical
A single strand of fiber has the flexibility of cotton and the electric conductivity of a polymer, called polyaniline. The newly developed material showed good potential for wearable e-textiles. Researchers tested the fibers with a system that powered an LED light and another that sensed ammonia gas.
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Briefs: Wearables
A new smart material developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo is activated by both heat and electricity, making it the first ever to respond to two different stimuli.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The material is optically transparent and easily manipulated.
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R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new type of chain mail fabric is flexible like cloth but can stiffen on demand.
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R&D: Materials
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
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Briefs: Energy
Flexible thermoelectric generators could be a useful way to make carbon "green."
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R&D: Wearables
The fabric-fiber has digital capabilities to collect, store, and analyze data using a neural network.
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R&D: Materials
Researchers have demonstrated that they can print layers of electrically conductive ink on polyester fabric.
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Briefs: Materials
A flexible, silk-based coil is sewn on the textile.
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Briefs: Medical
The thermoelectric textile produces a small amount of electricity when heated on one side.
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Briefs: Design
Modifications to existing N95 masks improve their reusability.
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R&D: Wearables
A textile sensor can detect pressure points on the socket of a prosthetic limb.
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R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The breakthrough involves inkjet printing and materials with a crystal structure discovered nearly two centuries ago.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new, lightweight eye mask can unobtrusively capture pulse, eye movement, and sleep signals, for example, when worn in an everyday environment.
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R&D: Wearables
Researchers have developed biomaterial-based inks that respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body.
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Briefs: Wearables
The fibers measure subtle and complex fabric deformations.
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Features: Design
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.
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Briefs: Materials

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

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R&D: Medical

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...

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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...

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Features: Medical

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

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Briefs: Materials

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Briefs: Medical

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control
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FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

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Inside Story: Developing a Package Performance Testing Plan
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To find out more about the expertise required to develop a testing plan for package performance testing, MDB recently spoke with Sunny Modi, Director of Package Testing for Eurofins Medical Device Testing in Lancaster, PA.

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