Intelligent Textiles Workshop

Just before the Smart Textiles Salon, the University of Ghent in cooperation with Plug and Wear and Systex organize a two part, three day workshop on Intelligent Textiles. Part I will equip the participant with fundamental theoretical knowledge and practical insights in the field of intelligent textiles. The practical workshop, STS ToolTime, by Riccardo Marchesi…

Electronic Fiber

Staying a bit in the fiber since field today’s article is about a development coming from Jian Feng Gu at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China. Mr. Jian Feng Gu and his team work on a simple rolled capacitor from a sheet of conducting polymer sandwiched between two insulating sheets of low…

Textile science: Fibers that can hear and sing

In the old days making fibers was a relative simple matter, creating yarn and weave them to clothes. But these days are numbered with the emergence of intelligent fibers and textiles. Fiber development migrated in our digital age to electronic laboratories like MIT’s Research Lab of Electronics where Associate professor of Materials Science, Yoel Fink…

Intelligent underwear

Intelligent textiles not only enable the design of fashionable, interactive outfits to show (off) but can add great value to the health care sector, an area I have repeatedly highlighted as one of the potential applications for wearable technologies. Joseph Wang and his colleagues at the University of California San Diego, La Jolla, USA integrate…

Wake up delighted with the glo Pillow

Would you like being waked up by light coming out of the pillow, gently increasing it’s light intensity simulating the natural sunrise? If you are tired being hit by an alarm clock that gives off a shocking noise you might want to swap your alarm clock with the glo Pillow. The glo Pillow is the…

Power generating clothing charges your iPod in the pocket

A recent article by T3 introduces a highly interesting textile and clothing concept worked out by one of the most innovative and forward thinking design companies: Frog Design. The textile and clothing concept in question can harvest the power everyone is creating with his/her clothing! Yes, you will have experienced the electrical power in our…

Hot fashion – WarmX heated underwear

Germany’s advanced e-Textiles company WarmX has the right product many of us are carving for right now: electrically heated underwear. In times of the greatest need of a bit warmth, a flip of a switch is all it takes and in no time your body gets hugged by a waive of warmth. There are many…

Intelligent Fabric for better Bra design

Smart and Intelligent fabric allow designers of sport bras to improve the wearing comfort for the active women according to a demonstration of an Australian research team from the University of Wollongong. Fitted with tiny sensors, the fabric will monitor and measure even the smallest movement in the breast. Two volunteers, aged 30 and 39,…

Last call for the Smart and Intelligent Textiles Conference

IntertechPira‘s Smart and Intelligent Textiles Conference takes place coming Tuesday and Wednesday (Dec 11+12) in Prague. This is the last event in 2007 about Wearable Electronic and Intelligent Textiles, enabling you to meet and network with experts as well as getting the latest insights from companies like The North Face, Navispace, The University of Reading,…

Smart and Intelligent Textiles conference

In case you haven’t heard of the last big event for Wearable Electronics in 2007: the Smart and Intelligent Textiles Conference held in conjunction with the Nanotextiles conference takes place in Prague between Dec. 10-12. This 3 day event is organized by IntertechPira and brings together leading experts from fashion design, branding, research and manufacturing….

Smart and Inteligent Textiles conference

I’d like to give you a heads up for the last major event of the Wearable Electronic year: the Smart and Inteligent Textiles Conference organized by Intertech Pira in Prague between Dec. 11-12. If you can come a day earlier to Prague, you can hear how the latest developments in Nano technology will shape the…

Smart Textiles and Nanotextiles Conference 2007

IntertechPira‘s 2007 edition of the Smart Textiles and Nanotextile Conference will take place from Dec 10-12 in Prague, Czech Republic. It’s the second time Smart and Intelligent Textiles will be the focus of a high profile conference. Top experts will present and discuss the present status but also the future of Smart, Intelligent and Nano…