Textile muscles to aid movement


A team of researchers at ETH Z├╝rich have developed an upper body garment containing a textile muscle that detects and aids the arm movements of the wearer. (more…)

3D Knit Sleeve for Mars Astronauts

Dava Newman of MIT presented a smart sleeve at the recent MARS (Machine learning, Automation, Robotics, and Space) conference. The knitted sleeve was part of a broader concept of a 3D knitted suit for long-term space travel. (more…)

Woven Fabric Display


A 6m long and 25cm wide woven Electroluminescent (EL) display has been created by an international team of researchers. An excellent and detailed paper describing the work has been published in Nature. (more…)

Smart sock maker Siren raises $9 million


Siren care is a smart textile start-up founded in 2015 and based in California. It has developed a smart sock with embedded temperature sensor to help identify circulation problems in diabetics which, if left unchecked, can lead to serious complications such as amputation. (more…)

Gesture sensing Samsonite Backpack


Samonsite have designed a backpack that uses the Google Jacquard capacitive sensing textile to capture gestures to control your phone without getting it out of your pocket. (more…)