New mesh could prevent recurring shoulder injuries

September 12, 2022  |  What's New?

An experimental graphene-infused mesh has been designed that could help prevent a recurrence of a rotator cuff injury. The University of Connecticut's Dr. Cato Laurencin says that surgical repairs are often only a short-term solution. 
MIT researchers improve precision sensing in wearables

August 22, 2022  |  What's New?

Using a novel fabrication process, MIT researchers have produced smart textiles that snugly conform to the body so they can sense the wearer’s posture and motions.
Vest monitors its wearer’s lungs continuously

August 22, 2022  |  What's New?

The lung function of patients with respiratory problems is typically monitored with a stethoscope, which requires a health care provider and usually a trip to a clinic. An experimental new vest, however, has been designed to monitor lung function continuously and reliably throughout the day.
Auxetic Wear shoe adapts to the wearer’s foot

August 22, 2022  |  What's New?

In a reinterpretation of classic shoe design, Berlin- and Munich-based design studio Wertel Oberfell’s Auxetic Wear introduces a 3D printed shoe that utilizes an auxetic structure to adapt itself to the ergonomics of its wearer’s foot. Combining traditional shoemaking with modern technology,…
Glove senses objects and attaches like an octopus

August 9, 2022  |  What's New?

Humans aren't good at grasping things underwater, but new research reveals how nature could lend us a helping hand. Scientists at Virginia Tech have developed a glove for grasping things underwater with rubber suckers and a sophisticated sensing capability that mimics an octopus’s unique muscular …
Twisted soft robots navigate mazes independently

August 9, 2022  |  What's New?

Researchers from North Carolina State University (NC State) and the University of Pennsylvania have developed soft robots that can navigate complex environments such as mazes without input from humans or computer software.
Bionic clothing integrates AI to expand mobility 

July 25, 2022  |  What's New?

Bionic clothing brand CIONIC has collaborated with Swiss industrial designer Yves Béhar and his firm fuseproject to unveil the Neural Sleeve, designed to improve mobility. The FDA-cleared “bionic” leg wearable uses artificial intelligence (AI) to enable greater independence for those living w…
Researchers suggest new light-emitting fabric solution

July 11, 2022  |  What's New?

Canadian researchers may have found how to develop light-emitting fabric based on principles taken from typical ultrasheer tights (known as “pantyhose” in North America). Current approaches to producing light-emitting apparel can involve stiff diodes, wires and optical fibers within the textiles…