An exosuit for any gait

March 1st, 2020

The wearable exosuit is lightweight, nonrestrictive and allows the user to move naturally. It may one day be available to aid walking and running in all kinds of situations. Photo: Wyss Institute at Harvard University. When walking, a person’s center of mass is like a pendulum that is highest at midstance, when the leg is […]

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Fabric frustrations for great white sharks

March 1st, 2020

Great white sharks, responsible for most unprovoked attacks on humans, were part of a field test to create a fabric that better protects against their bite. Photo: Flinders University. While rare, shark bites can be a serious, dangerous reality for surfers and divers in some parts of the world. Shark bites classically are crescent shaped […]

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Tartan with charge

April 1st, 2016

Self-described as classic American cool, Tommy Hilfiger’s designs fuse traditional sportswear with influences from pop culture, music and even technology. That was the inspiration for a limited edition Solar Powered Jacket that combined classic tartan from a centuries old British woolen mill with the answer to a very modern need—the ability to recharge mobile phones, […]

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