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Out of this world smart wearables

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Smart yarns for health and wellbeing

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New fiber routes to performance fabrics

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The International Space Station (ISS)

Wireless Compose-2: A Wireless Communication Network with a Ballistocardiography Smart-Shirt Experiment in the ISS Columbus Module Evaluating the effects of the environment of space on the human cardiovascular system was …

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Matt Kolmes, CEO, VOLT Wearable Tech

Matt Kolmes, CEO of VOLT Wearable Tech (“VOLTech”), a division of VOLT Smart Yarns, recently connected with the International Fiber Journal to discuss the company’s innovative “bio-sensing” shirt that paves …

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The sensoric yarn developed by DITF allows for precision locating within a single yarn giving greater flexibility to how sensor yarns are integrated as it eliminates the need for multiple sensors and a grid format. Photo courtesy of DITF

In the last five years, smart yarn technology has gone from being an enabler of smart materials to being the carrier – and the dispenser – of intelligence in wearables. …

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C.F. Weber workwear reinforced with Cordura re/cor recycled nylon 6.6 fabrics. Photo courtesy of C.F. Weber

From basalt to recycled carbon to sustainable nylons, today’s advanced fabrics are exhibiting environmentally sound components that are sustainable and innovative. An emphasis at the Techtextil show in Frankfurt, Germany …

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Endumax film and Twaron fiber can deliver extra protection, reduced weight and maximum reliability for ballistic protective gear, ensuring police safety, mobility and comfort at all times. Photo courtesy of Teijin Aramid

High-modulus, high-tenacity fibers have played a key role in the development of many performance textiles Performance fabrics – one of the fastest growing sectors of the industry – are textiles …

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