The Wearable Technology Lab at the University of Minnesota is exploring mechanically active textiles and garments that squeeze or support the body, such as this compression vest, which changes shape via shape memory alloy materials. For control, effective sensors are required, an especially challenging problem because of the difficult sensing context presented by the body’s […]
Getting smarter about wearables
Challenges remain to bringing products to market, but wearable tech is advancing beyond wristbands.
Features | February 17, 2021 | By: Pamela Mills-Senn