The healing textiles

March 8th, 2014

Biomedical textiles are one of the fastest growing segments in the textile industry, according to Dr. Martin King, professor of textiles at North Carolina State University (NCSU), and an expert in biotextiles. But what exactly are biomedical textiles? What’s driving development? And what are the benefits for materials manufacturers, device and product manufacturers and end […]

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E-textiles for military markets

January 11th, 2014

Creating textiles that harvest energy lighten the warfighter’s load. U.S. Army studies show that a fully equipped soldier carries between 50 and 120 pounds of equipment, depending on the mission. Efforts to reduce the amount of weight soldiers need to carry in the field are in full swing—and scientists and researchers are turning to advanced […]

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Analyzing movement—by the clothes we wear

January 11th, 2014

What if a person’s heart rate, respiration and body mechanics could be monitored during various activities without being observed in person or via video feeds? What if that data could be collected and evaluated remotely? Dr. Tom Martin, co-director of the Electronic Textiles Lab at Virginia Tech, is building new smart textile applications based on […]

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