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Wearables News Clips for Thursday, June 20, 2013

by on Jun.20, 2013, under Wearables, Wearables News, Webelow Wear News Clips

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In today’s clips we learn about a new process for making conductive fabrics, a list of time saving wearables,  energy  storage in textiles, wearable tactile displays, and Sketchers light up shoes.


New Process For Rendering Paper And Textile Fibers Conductive with Aluminum
AZoM

Researchers have now developed a simple, affordable approach for making conductive textile and paper fibers with aluminum.

Researchers have now developed a simple, affordable approach for making conductive textile and paper fibers with aluminum.

Korean researchers have now developed a new process for rendering paper and textile fibers conductive with aluminum … Current techniques like printing or vapor deposition are not applicable to fibrous materials because it is not possible to produce a continuous pattern. In addition, these methods are very expensive … Researchers have now developed a simple, affordable approach for making conductive textile and paper fibers with aluminum. The paper or textile fibers are first pre-treated with a titanium-based catalyst and then dipped into a solution of an aluminum hydride composite solution. The catalyst is needed to allow the subsequent conversion of the aluminum compound to metallic aluminum to occur at room temperature.  The materials are not simply coated; in fact their fibers absorb the solution. This means that they do not have just a surface layer of aluminum, but are fully saturated. This produces papers and textile fibers with excellent electrical conductivity that can be bent and folded as desired. They can also be cut to any desired shape and size and simply glued or sewn onto an equally flexible support.

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Time Saving Must Haves: Wearable Electronics For Busy People
Loren’s World

Time Saving Must Haves: Wearable Electronics for Busy People

Time Saving Must Haves: Wearable Electronics for Busy People

… As we have all become more and more dependent on smartphones, developers have caught on to the idea that time saving electronics for busy people really might be the wave of the future, with a a whole heap of new devices hitting the market. Check out these wearable electronics and let me know which ones make your must-have list!

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Textile Energy Storage
Drexel University

Research on the incorporation of spun carbon fiber yarn into knit architecture to fully integrate supercapacitor devices directly into textiles

Research on the incorporation of spun carbon fiber yarn into knit architecture to fully integrate supercapacitor devices directly into textiles

This research focuses on electrical energy storage solutions for textiles and wearable electronics, a fundamental challenge for designers of smart textiles and wearable technology. As a solution to this problem, we are focusing on supercapacitors, made with activated carbon material. When combined with low power energy harvesting devices as power supply, they can eliminate the need for batteries in application such as wireless sensor networks.

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That Buzz You Feel May Soon Be Your Clothes Talking To You
Next Power Up

Lynette Jones of MIT created an array that accurately tracks vibrations through skin in three dimensions.

Lynette Jones of MIT created an array that accurately tracks vibrations through skin in three dimensions.

A senior research scientist at MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and a designer of wearable tactile displays, Lynette Jones, has created an array that accurately tracks vibrations through skin in three dimensions. The array contains miniature accelerometers and pancake motors – a type of vibrating motor which is currently used in cellphones … Jones stated there are many potential applications for these types of tactile displays, such as aiding drivers or joggers, directing firefighters through building or helping emergency workers navigate through a disaster site.

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Light-Up Shoes Booming, Brightens Sketchers’ Bottom Line
Footwear Distributors And Retailers of America

Skechers’ “Twinkle Toes” for girls line is booming.

Skechers’ “Twinkle Toes” for girls line is booming.

If you were in elementary school during the ’90s, chances are you owned a pair of L.A. Lights, or coveted those magical sneakers with lights in the heels, flashing red with every step and telling your peers that you were hip. As it turns out, a more advanced form of the classic light-up shoes are hot again with kids today and racking up millions in sales for Skechers.

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