Sock could evaluate fall risk

June 1st, 2023

Ph.D. candidate Zahra Rahemtulla with the over-sock that can predict near falls and potentially help health care providers assess a wearer’s fall risk. The motion sensor is encapsulated in resin and yarn so the sock can be washed like regular laundry. Photo: Nottingham School of Art and Design Researchers at the Nottingham School of Art […]

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Smart heated vest responds to wearer’s temperature

May 1st, 2023

The new Carhartt® X-1 Smart Heated Vest is initially calibrated via a smartphone app. Photo: Carhartt The artificial intelligence (AI) in your everyday work clothing won’t manage your inventory, but it will definitely help you out. In partnership with clim8®, Carhartt® Inc. has released the X-1 Smart Heated Vest, which detects when to start or […]

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This baby hat detects fevers

April 1st, 2023

LSU researcher Sibei Xia thought that the hat worn by newborn babies could be more than a warm covering. Using thermochromic yarn and advanced knitting technology, she’s created a hat that can track a newborn’s temperature. Photos: LSU A researcher at Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, La., is exploring ways to use “smart clothing” to […]

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Smart connected clothing market outlook

October 9th, 2020

According to’s report “Smart Connected Clothing—Global Market Trajectory & Analytics,” amid the COVID-19 crisis, the market for smart connected clothing is estimated to be US$241.7 million in 2020 and is projected to reach a revised size of US$2.2 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 37.2% over the analysis period 2020–2027. The Smart […]

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