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Can e-textiles take the next step towards the mass market?

Can e-textiles take the next step towards the mass market?

Mar 15, 2017 Worldwide
Over the past 20 years, e-textiles have progressed from an academic curiosity to an important technology platform generating revenue for companies globally. In particular, the industry saw strong growth for several years up to 2015, with successful launches of many new products from a series of players.
New graphene-coated e-fabrics detect noxious gases

New graphene-coated e-fabrics detect noxious gases

Oct 16, 2015 Korea
Scientists in Korea have developed wearable, graphene-coated fabrics that can detect dangerous gases present in the air, alerting the wearer by turning on an LED light.
Wearable Sports Technology from Decathlon

Wearable Sports Technology from Decathlon

Jan 14, 2015 1 France
Interview with IDTechEx from Printed Electronics USA 2014, revealing innovation and insights from Decathlon with regards to wearable technology.
Why the interest in e-textiles?

Why the interest in e-textiles?

May 14, 2014 Worldwide
The heart of the e-textile business as it emerges is electric and electronic functionality from sensing to light emission, achieved entirely by use of e-fibers.
E-textiles come center stage

E-textiles come center stage

Apr 14, 2014 Worldwide
So far, there is very little true e-textile in production - that is, textiles with electronic and/or electric functionality based on weavable e-fibers. That is now changing.
Wearable technology - who needs what?

Wearable technology - who needs what?

Apr 8, 2014 1 Worldwide
IDTechEx Research's new report "Wearable Technology 2014-2024: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts" comprehensively covers wearable technology and concentrates on wearable electronics and electrics, which will remain over 99% of the business.
The multi-billion dollar future of e-textiles

The multi-billion dollar future of e-textiles

Mar 26, 2014 Worldwide
The brand new IDTechEx Research report E-Textiles: Electronic Textiles 2014-2024 External Link has a particular focus on the narrow definition of those entirely reliant on e-fibers for electronic, electro-optic and electrical functionality.
Smart conductive textiles

Smart conductive textiles

Aug 21, 2013 1 United Kingdom
NPL has developed a technique for chemically bonding a nano-silver layer onto fibres in a textile.
Moving towards electronically active threads

Moving towards electronically active threads

Jul 31, 2013 15 Germany
Scientists have developed a machine with which electronically active materials can be vacuum deposited onto threads.
A smart fabric sets off the alarm

A smart fabric sets off the alarm

Sep 11, 2012 Germany
Researchers have developed a new kind of anti-theft system, based on a woven fabric that triggers an alarm when penetrated by intruders. The smart fabric enables the exact location of the break-in to be identified, and is significantly cheaper than other burglary detection systems. It is also suitable as an invisible means of protecting entire buildings.
Research examines how to apply conductive nanocoatings to textiles

Research examines how to apply conductive nanocoatings to textiles

Jun 9, 2011 United States
Imagine plugging a USB port into a sheet of paper, and turning it into a tablet computer. It might be a stretch, but ideas like this have researchers at North Carolina State University examining the use of conductive nanocoatings on simple textiles - like woven cotton or even a sheet of paper.