Soft and stretchy fabric-based sensors for wearable robots

Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard UniversityCounting your steps used to be an activity restricted to OCD sufferers, but with the advent of smart phones and fitness trackers, it's easy to keep track of precisely how many strides you take in a week, or a day, or an hour.New technology out of Harvard promises to make this kind of tracking even more accurate and ubiquitous. A team of researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed a stretchy fabric-based sensor that can detect and transmit data on a wide range of human movement. The highly sensitive capacitor technology could be incorporated into the next generation of smart apparel, in which your clothing doubles as a digital device.   Put another way: Your shirt could be your next computer.    Working with colleagues at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the research team set out to find a replacement for the hard and inflexible materials used in most wearable comput

Computerized Fabric Could Transform Any Piece of Clothing Into a Fitness Tracker

The flexible fabric, developed by Harvard researchers, might also one day assist with movement, acting as a soft exoskeleton for wearers.

Fri 14 Jul 17 from Livescience

Soft and stretchy silicon-fabric sensors

The highly sensitive technology, created by scientists at Harvard University, Massachusetts, could be used to create 'smart apparel' in which your clothes double up as digital devices. ...

Fri 14 Jul 17 from Daily Mail

The flexible fabric, developed by Harvard researchers, might also one day assist with movement, acting as a soft exoskeleton for wearers.

Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard UniversityCounting your steps used to be an activity restricted to OCD sufferers, but with the advent of smart phones and fitness trackers, ...

Wed 12 Jul 17 from Discovery News

These stretchy, durable sensors could be woven right into clothing

 If we must have an internet of things, it makes no sense to leave clothes out of the party. But clothes must be worn, washed, bunched up, and folded — it’s hard to make electronics ...

Wed 12 Jul 17 from TechCrunch

Soft Sensors Might Make Wearables Actually Wearable

Silver-plated fabric sensors could give wearables more of the stretchability and comfort of the best sweatpants.

Thu 13 Jul 17 from Wired Science

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