smart textiles

By Laura Lovett December 19, 2018
A pair of washable and reuseable socks with a special sensor could be key to continuously monitoring foot temperature in patients with diabetic neuropathy, according to a study in JMIR sponsored by Siren, maker of the socks. Researchers found that the socks were able to report temperature within 0.2 degrees Celcius of the reference standard, and that patients found the technology useable.  “The...
By Jonah Comstock November 27, 2018
Smart sock maker Sensoria is teaming up with the Michael J. Fox Foundation and independent research group Neuroscience Research Australia to launch a 100-patient clinical trial looking at what smart textiles in socks can do for Parkinson’s disease patients. The trial, called Standing Tall-PD, is supported by a grant from MJFF. The first part of the study will test the potential for smart textiles...
By Jonah Comstock May 11, 2018
A new approach to smart textiles could lead to a host of new use cases and a level of durability that might make the technology much more attractive to adopt.  A team led by John Volakis, director of the ElectroScience Laboratory at The Ohio State University, and Professor Asimina Kiourti is investigating a technology that uses machine embroidery to sew electronics, including circuits and...
By Jonah Comstock December 5, 2016
New York City-based Nanowear has received FDA clearance for SimpliECG, a "remote cardiac-monitoring undergarment". This is the first clearance for the company, which has been in talks with the FDA since 2015, according to a press release.  "This is a big milestone for our young company," Cofounder and CEO Venk Varadan said in a statement. "The FDA's decision not only positions us for commercial...
By Heather Mack September 19, 2016
Anyone who wears a sports bra knows the invaluable support it provides. So, in addition to the physical benefits, why not make it be supportive in other ways? That was thinking behind the OMbra, a smart sports bra from Montreal-based OMsignal, which makes smart clothing and companion apps. Now officially available online on the company’s website and in select retail stores across the US and...