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April 24, 2017

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April 24, 2017

Ultraviolet Light Sensor for Wearable Devices in the IoT Era

Apr. 20, 2017 — Mass production technology for silicon based ultraviolet (UV) light sensors, suitable for smartphones and wearable devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) era, has been ... read more

Upcycling 'Fast Fashion' to Reduce Waste and Pollution

Apr. 2, 2017 — The fashion industry and environmentalists are old foes, and the advent of 'fast fashion' has strained the relationship even more. But what if we could recycle clothes like we recycle ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — Non-woven fabrics are indispensable to everyday life. A research team has developed software that makes the production of non-woven products much more efficient and flexible. With the tool FIDYST, it ... read more

ArcInTexETN: Textile Thinking for New Ways of Living

Jan. 30, 2017 — What has fungi got to do with architecture? Or what if we could digitally change the colors or patterns of our clothes, instead of buying new ones? The ArcInTexETN project has reached its halfway ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — A method and instrument for measuring water absorption and transport properties of fabrics has been created by ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Researchers have engineered a low-cost plastic material that could become the basis for clothing that cools the wearer, reducing the need for energy-consuming air ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — A wearable cloud make the design of mobile and wearable devices simple, inexpensive and lightweight by having mobile device users tap into the resources of the wearable cloud, instead of relying ... read more

May 27, 2016 — A team of engineers has created the world's fastest stretchable, wearable integrated circuits, an advance that could drive the Internet of Things and a much more connected, high-speed wireless ... read more

Could Wearable Technology Impact Our Healthcare, Fashion, and Even Sport?

May 25, 2016 — With the rapid proliferation of smart mobile devices, and the subsequent increase in data that is being gathered, the challenge is: how do we harness ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Engineers have developed the first flexible wearable device capable of monitoring both biochemical and electric signals in the human body. The Chem-Phys patch records electrocardiogram heart signals ... read more

Medieval Women Better Dressed Than Men

May 3, 2016 — Women in the Middle Ages often wore better quality clothes than men, concludes an expert who studied textile remnants from the period from 400 to 1000 ... read more

Revolutionary 3D Printed Fashion to Be Developed

Apr. 19, 2016 — Developers have teamed up with global textile and garment manufacturer to embark on landmark work in 3D textile printing that could revolutionize how clothes and footwear are ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — Researchers who are working to develop wearable electronics have reached a milestone: They are able to embroider circuits into fabric with 0.1 mm precision -- the perfect size to integrate electronic ... read more

Fashion, Function Conflict in Creating Wearable Technology

Apr. 5, 2016 — The wearable technology industry is often hampered by communication breakdowns between technology engineers and fashion designers. These breakdowns can hurt company ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — Printing has come a long way since the days of Johannes Gutenberg. Now, researchers have developed a new method that uses plasma to print nanomaterials onto a 3-D object or flexible surface, such as ... read more

Smart Clothing of the Future Will Automatically Adjust Itself According to the Wearer's Actual Needs

Mar. 9, 2016 — Scientists have developed new technology that takes care of the thermal, moisture and flow-technical behavior of smart clothing. The temperature of smart clothing, for example, is automatically ... read more

Millennials More Likely Than Older Adults to Donate Clothing Rather Than Trash It

Mar. 8, 2016 — A professor of textile and apparel management has found that younger adults from ages 18-34 are much less likely to throw old clothes and other textile waste into the garbage than older ... read more

Creating 'Greener' Wrinkle-Resistant Cotton Fabric

Jan. 27, 2016 — Ironing is a tedious chore, but wearing crumpled clothing is unprofessional. That's why 'wrinkle-resistant' garments have become so popular. But the current methods for making these ... read more

Researchers Tailor Power Source for Wearable Electronics

Dec. 16, 2015 — Researchers have developed flexible wire-shaped microsupercapacitors that can be woven into a jacket, shirt or ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Scientists have developed a soft, flexible, stretchable keyboard using a type of rubber known as a dielectric elastomer. The keyboard was made from a single laminated structure with two sensing ... read more

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