Based on user’s data, elbow brace is customized

May 13, 2024  |  What's New?

The +/- Brace is a user-centered, customizable elbow brace produced by combining additive 3D printing and subtractive laser-cutting technology. Designed by Nils Sorger during an internship at WertelOberfell, the brace is pain relieving, promoting comfort and reducing the risk of injury or irritati…
Machine learning used to create a fabric touch sensor

May 13, 2024  |  What's New?

A new study from NC State University combines three-dimensional embroidery techniques with machine learning to create a fabric-based sensor that can control electronic devices through touch. Integrated into the fabric of a piece of clothing, the sensor can activate and control electronic devices li…
Nanodiamonds used in high tech textiles for cooling 

May 13, 2024  |  What's New?

Researchers from RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) are using nanodiamonds to develop high-tech textiles that can help people wearing the textile cool down faster. In the study, they coated the fabric made from cotton with nanodiamonds using electrospinning, a voltage-driven technology…
Robotic glove for rehabilitation introduced

April 22, 2024  |  What's New?

Shenzhen XFT Medical Ltd. (XFT Medical) and U.K. product design and development company Industrial Design Consultancy Ltd. (IDC) have partnered to launch the Hand Rehabilitation Glove, a training device designed to aid patients recovering from strokes or hand disabilities. The neoprene glove combin…
New soft robots could self-navigate unknown spaces

March 25, 2024  |  What's New?

Researchers have developed a new soft robot design that engages in three simultaneous behaviors: rolling forward, spinning like a record, and following a path that orbits around a central point. The device, which operates without human or computer control, holds promise for developing soft robotic t…
Thermal shielding technology for military unveiled

March 11, 2024  |  What's New?

Carrington Textiles has revealed a new technology for the defense market called “Stealth,” which is designed to advance thermal signature management via a highly conductive textile technology for superior thermal shielding on the battlefield.
Nextiles Launches AI-powered Intensity Zones 

February 26, 2024  |  What's New?

Nextiles, a smart fabric technology provider for coaches and athletes, has announced its Personalized Intensity Zones, a new algorithm to track stress for Nextiles Arm Sleeve and App users. The new product provides immediate feedback on how hard each athlete throws. The algorithm assigns a zone fr…
Artificial muscle fibers could serve as cell scaffolds

February 12, 2024  |  What's New?

In two new studies, North Carolina State University (NC State) researchers designed and tested a series of textile fibers that can change shape and generate force like a muscle. In the first study, the researchers focused on the materials’ influence on the artificial muscles’ strength and contr…