News tagged with smart textiles

Medication you can wear

Drug-releasing textiles could, for instance, be used to treat skin wounds. Empa researchers are currently developing polymer fibers that can be equipped with drugs. The smart fibers recognize the need for therapy all by themselves ...

dateOct 12, 2018 in Polymers
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Pentagon announces new push for 'smart' fabrics

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced an initiative Friday to create smart textiles that one day could see tents made of power-generating fabric, running shoes as light as socks and uniforms that detect chemical and nuclear ...

dateApr 01, 2016 in Security
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Moving towards electronically active threads

We are just starting to develop smart textiles. So far the problem has always been that it was not possible to apply the electronic components, called organic semiconductors, to three-dimensional structures such as fibres ...

dateJul 23, 2013 in Engineering
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