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Devices That Can Extend Health and Profits

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Nanocomposites: Self-disinfecting Fabrics

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Challenges in Making Smart Clothing Accessible for Healthcare

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The smart sock from Mentech and Quad Industries uses an electrode patch to measure skin conductance, detecting stress or anxiety in the wearer. Photo: Marie O’Mahony

Global life expectancy has risen to 71.7 years in 2022 (from 64.5 years in 1950) and is set to rise further to 77.3 years by 2050 according to figures from …

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SUKANO’s antiviral masterbatch technology

Crescoating Infuses Textiles with Antimicrobial Properties That Don’t Wash Out The paradox of hospitalization is that the very places patients go to improve their health can make them sick. Healthcare-associated …

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UK-based sportswear brand Prevayl has launched garments that look like high-end gym wear, but include a small, hidden pocket to store a sensor. Photo courtesy Prevayl

Medical Smart Textiles and Wearable Health Devices Aren’t Yet Affordable for the Mass Consumer Market Many in the medical profession have argued that healthcare should move away from its current …

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Textiles are widely used in medical, surgical and other healthcare applications.

Sustainability has yet to make an impact in terms of materials and circularity. Textiles are widely used in medical, surgical and other healthcare applications, including first aid and clinical settings, …

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Figure 1. Georgia Tech Pressure Injury Prevention System: The Conceptual Framework and Technology Building Blocks. Photo courtesy of Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Tech Pressure Injury Prevention System. Our vision is to “make pressure injury a scourge from the past.” A pressure injury (PI) is localized damage to the skin and …

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