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Secant GroupAdvances in smart medical textiles

A series of novel developments in medical textiles see smart textiles coupled with smart design to deliver benefits to both patients and medical professionals.

From IFAI's Advanced Textiles Source magazine.

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MEDICAL ARTICLES Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Take a look at some of the great innovations from the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Jan 30 - Feb 1 in Denver featured in the FabricLink Network's Innovation Watch. Read More.
vestMEDICAL FABRICS Sustainable biomedical textiles for the future. Textiles are especially suitable for use on and in the human body. The body itself consists of many fibers too, including muscle, tendon and nerve fibers. Textiles can also be used to make copies of entire organs or parts of them. Read More.

vestMEDICAL FABRICS Weaving biological tissues. In developing the fabric, the biomedical engineers looked to the adaptive properties of plant and animal tissues. The long-term goal is to weave biological tissues that are like human body parts that reflect the biology, architecture and mechanical properties of the periosteum to replace failing joints. Read More.
MEDICAL NEWS & VIEWS
MIT TEAM FINDS SPIDER SILK'S USE IN ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES Researchers discovered spider silk experiences supercontraction, as the fibers respond to changes in moisture. Not only do the threads contract, they also twist at the same time, providing a strong torsional force. Read more…

Movement and health monitoring enters the next generation Researchers at the UMass Amherst say that fabric patches or smart threads can be an integral part of pants and shirts to enable health and wellness monitoring by doctors, therapists or athletic coaches. Read more…

HUMIDITY-RESPONSIVE SMART TEXTILE USING SILK IN CHINA Sleeves made from the fiber can vertically shrink by 45 per cent when exposed to moisture and then recover to its initial length in dry conditions. Read more…

WORLD OF WIPES INNOVATION AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED Biodegradable disinfecting wipes, soft baby wipes made of 100 per cent repurposed cotton blended fabric and a new product category to improve skin appearance and texture of posterior are the finalists. Read more…

COVESTRO'S IMPRANIL DLN-SD ENSURES SUSTAINABILITY Covestro has introduced Impranil DLN-SD, a water-based polyurethane (PU) dispersion, which can be used to manufacture biodegradable textile coatings. Read more…

KAIST TEAM MAKES WASHABLE DISPLAYS FOR SMART TEXTILES Scientists have developed a textile-based wearable display module technology that is washable and does not require an external power source, overcoming the problem in smart clothing with regard to its power sources and moisture permeability. Read more…

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