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Socks with Sensors to Prevent Injuries, Improve Running

Socks with Sensors to Prevent Injuries, Improve Running

The Sensoria anklet The Sensoria mobile app Washington-based startup Heapsylon’s is working on special socks that have integrated sensors that monitor the user’s walking and running habits and connects to a mobile app which can help prevent sport related injuries ...

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MIT Scientists Develop Fibers With Vision

MIT Scientists Develop Fibers With Vision

Researchers from MIT have developed light detecting fibers that can be manipulated into a web and applied on clothing to form a flexible camera. Such fiber web could be utilized in military uniform, where the fabric would allow the soldiers ...

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Killer Kevlar: Clothing That Shields From Germs

Killer Kevlar: Clothing That Shields From Germs

A team of researchers led by Yuyu Sun and Jie Luo from the University of South Dakota report progress toward the first Kevlar fabrics that can kill a wide range of infectious agents, including bacteria, viruses, and the spores that ...

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Flexible Computers Conform to Any Shape

Flexible Computers Conform to Any Shape

Researchers at the Human Media Laboratory, Queen’s University in Canada are developing prototypes of new “non-planar” devices, which are virtually computers that have a flexible shape. Computers are nifty, but too bulky to be carried around. Even a laptop is ...

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Smart Fabrics Monitor Physiological Signs

Smart Fabrics Monitor Physiological Signs

The Zephyr Company, based in New-Zealand, has developed advanced fabrics that can monitor physiological signs. The company‚Äôs Smart Fabric technology is based on sensors that are woven into a person’s clothes and can gather and transmit real-time physiological data, such ...

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