Danielle Wilde works on smart textiles at RMIT university in Melbourne, in a short videos she expresses a number of thoughts on where things are heading. Suzanne Lee’s bioculture research and Helen Storey’s exquisite glass dress both get a mention. (more…)
Xuedi Chen’s data driven sculpture slowly exposes the wearer the more they use their mobile phone. (more…)
Purdue university are using a conventional sewing machine to produce electronics that can stretch. (more…)
Imogen Heap gave a brief description and performance of her gloves used to control audio in a variety of ways, on UK TV. (more…)
A team of US and Korean scientist have developed a plaster that can accurately measure muscle activity in patients with movement disorders, such as Parkinsons. (more…)
One of the factors limiting the integration of electronics and clothes is the availability of flexible components. It is therefore encouraging to see the work on stretch and bendable antenna at North Carolina Uni. (more…)
The Economist has pulled together an excellent article summarising the state of play for conductive fabrics and woven electronics. No surprises, progress continues to be gradual in a range of areas from fabric antennas, to textile skin sensors through to power distribution.