MICROFACTORY: The Industry is Changing, Are You?

Manufacturing
Set against the backdrop of MUNICH FABRIC START, is MICROFACTORY. It is the brainchild of several companies who have joined forces to form an interlocking solution. Coordinated by DITF (Deutsche Institute für Deutsche Textil- und Faserforschung), the MICROFACTORY is all about providing the garment industry with a...

Twistron Yarnology Generates Power When Stretched

There is no denying it, a lot of innovation is taking place in the field of smart textiles. That is why we were super excited to read, in an issue of Science, that a research team,led by scientists at The University of Texas at...

Miniature Wearable Robots To Spice Up Your Fashion Style

Project Kino
If you think common places where you would find robots are manufacturing plants, operating rooms, or homes, you are in for a surprise. The robots are now on your clothes. Yes, you heard it right. And, to make it a wee bit more interesting,...

Computerized Fabric That Can Turn “Any Piece of Clothing into a Fitness Tracker”

Soft Fabric Sensors
The stage has been set. There is a new type of material design in the works. It will put the hard, inflexible material to shame. A highly sensitive soft sensor, it leverages textiles in its construction, and when integrated with fabric it becomes a smart robotic...

The Future of Transport: Autonomous Cars & Autonomous Flying Cars

Autonomous Flying Cars
Transportation has evolved drastically in the last decade. Autonomous cars, which existed only in science fiction movies, might just be around the corner. With tech giants such as Google and Intel and auto stalwarts such as Mercedes aggressively participating in the autonomous market, it...

Mercedes-Benz Creates Huge Ripples in Smart Home Battery Business

Smart Home Battery
Mercedes-Benz is presenting itself as a serious player in the business of solar power and batteries. The luxury car manufacturer recently partnered up with Vivint Solar to provide an all-in-one, turn-key solution for smart solar energy. Mercedes will provide the smart home battery, and...

Smart Textiles, Wearable Technologies and the New Industrial Revolution

Smart Textiles Wearables
The rise of smart textile wearables could mean that the industry will be worth over $130 billion by 2025. It is being strengthened by advances in fields such as nanotechnology, organic electronics (also known as plastic electronics) and conducting polymers that are creating a...

The Smart Contact Lens Evolves As Researchers Develop A Prototype that Detects an Array of Health Conditions

Everyone knows that technology and health has been making beautiful music together for a while now. As innovation advances, the evolution of health wearables introduce us to a bio-sensing smart lens that can detect an array of health conditions. Researchers from Oregon State University have introduced...

Are Digital Tattoos Destined To Replace Bulky Wearables?

Last year we wrote an article about the future role smart temporary tattoos could play in fashion, health and sports. With convenience recognised as one of the corner stones of consumer targeted technology, we imagined smart tattoos replacing our activity trackers or being used to make...

Wearable Technology Is Getting Flexible On Us

For years, universities and research and development departments have been trying to develop a material containing transistors that are stretchable. Some have even succeeded in doing this before facing the second hurdle, which is simplifying the production process of the material and with that making it cost...