News (wearables)

 

A strain-sensing smart skin developed at Rice University (Houston, Texas) that uses very small structures, carbon nanotubes, to monitor and detect damage in large structures is ready for prime time. The “strain paint” first revealed by Rice in 2012 uses the fluorescent properties of nanotubes to show when a surface has been deformed by stress.

 

Using a novel fabrication process, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have produced smart textiles that snugly conform to the body so they can sense the wearer’s posture and motions.

 

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a stretchable and waterproof ‘fabric’ that turns energy generated from body movements into electrical energy.

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