Silk composite helps artificial skin last longer

August 6, 2018

Artificial skin-like systems can be used in place of animals to test pharmaceuticals and cosmetics or to model how wounds heal. But commercially available human skin equivalents (HSEs), typically last about one week before degradation begins. A new matrix, however, could enable longer-terms studies of human skin responses over weeks

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New hats use brrr° cooling technology

August 3, 2018

Team headwear brand The Game announced a new line of hats made with brrr° cooling technology to keep athletes and consumers cool and comfortable. The hats will use the technology’s three cooling effects: cooling minerals combined with active wicking and rapid drying technologies to move heat away from the body.

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Avgol launches Waveform 3D

August 1, 2018

Avgol will launch a new three-dimensional concept for fabrics in hygiene applications, a recent release says. Avgol’s Waveform 3D Technology process is designed to enable modification of nonwoven fabrics for baby diapers, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene markets. The technology creates fiber structures with distinctive surface patterns that add a

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Display shirt and top hat showcased at World Cup

July 27, 2018

Royole Corp. has introduced high-definition Flexible+ Wearables products featuring flexible display and sensor technologies, a company release says. Company founder and CEO Dr. Bill Liu unveiled the Royole Flexible Shirt and Flexible Top Hat at the recent World Cup final in Moscow. The company embedded its thin, flexible displays into a traditional

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Solar supercapacitor could power future of wearable sensors

July 26, 2018

A new form of solar-powered supercapacitor could help make future wearable technologies lighter and more energy efficient, scientists say. In a paper published in the journal Nano Energy, researchers from the University of Glasgow’s Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) group describe how they’ve developed a promising new type of

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HeiQ’s latest Smart Temp technology

July 23, 2018

HeiQ’s newest thermoregulation technology, Smart Temp, is activated by the wearer’s body heat to enable instant cooling and long-lasting cooling on fabric. According to the company, HeiQ Adaptive AC-06 is designed to mimic the body’s evaporative cooling system, perspiration, and adjust to body heat so users don’t get a chill.

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Seismic to launch a “super suit” for mobility

July 23, 2018

Motor-powered ‘muscles’ are attached to the clothing near the wearer’s joints Photo: Seismic. The world’s aging population is “poised to become one of the most significant social transformations of the twenty-first century,” according to the United Nations. The number of people aged 60 years or over is expected to more

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“Sensitive” fabrics feature in new Northwave apparel

July 19, 2018

Italian cycling footwear and apparel brand Northwave used the 2018 Eurobike exhibition in riedrichshafen, Germany (July 8-10) to present new products made using fabrics from Eurojersey’s “Sensitive” range. According to www.sportstextiles.com, the product ( a jersey and a bib short) come from Northwave’s Spring-Summer 2019 collection. It markets them as

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Gore rainsuit, uniform at Farnborough Airshow

July 18, 2018

W.L. Gore & Associates Inc will showcase aerospace and defense textile solutions at the Farnborough International Airshow, July 16–22, 2018. A recent release states that Gore’s innovations involve combining dielectric expertise with fluoropolymer materials to create protection and safety for aerospace and defense applications. The company will be showcasing GORE Military

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Skin patches: the advantages of the ultimate wearable

July 11, 2018

Electronic skin patches could well be described as the ultimate wearable electronic devices. They deploy electronic components, including sensors and actuators with appropriate processing, energy storage and communication, directly onto the body, typically attached using an adhesive. Therefore, along with smart apparel and perhaps implantable devices, they serve as one

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