E-textiles prove their worth in diagnostic medical applications.

December 13th, 2021

Sensors integrated into leggings make EMG monitoring unobtrusive and comfortable for the wearer. Photo: DITF. by Marie O’Mahony Smart textiles are having an increasing impact on medical textiles. In a presentation at IFAI EXPO 2021, Carsten Linti from the German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research (DITF) outlined some of the institute’s R & D […]

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Sensors measure small amounts of metabolites to detect disease

June 27th, 2018

Australian National University (ANU) scientists have designed tiny optical sensors that could allow doctors to diagnose people's health in real time. The sensors are reported to be 50 times thinner than a human hair and are expected to help doctors detect diseases such as diabetes earlier, and to better manage a range of chronic diseases, […]

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