12 Aug 2021
The Killer App For Smart Textiles
The development of new technology often creates new opportunities to provide value to customers in new products. Electronic textiles have hundreds of potential use cases, many of which are being explored by different companies around the world. So where is the "killer app" for e-textiles?
14 Apr 2021
Smarty-Pants: Could Intelligent Underwear Improve Your Life?
It is not uncommon to have a favorite bra, or a lucky pair of pants. Now, innovations in E-Textiles and Smart Clothing have taken this phenomenon to the next level. Imagine a pair of pants that can play your party playlist when you get too sad, or a bra that can turn down the thermostat when your indoor workout raises your temperature.
26 Feb 2020
Wearables Pivot to Healthcare, Printed Electronics Wins
Healthcare Sensor Innovations 2020, hosted in San Jose on March 17-18, identifies and assesses the opportunities for printed and flexible electronics in healthcare as the technology enables a new wave of medical wearable devices.
14 Feb 2020
Wearables for Continuous Health Monitoring
Attendees at Healthcare Sensor Innovations USA 2020 will hear from industry representatives on how the next wave of connected and wearable medical devices will bring increased benefits to patients, healthcare providers, insurers, and the pharmaceutical industry.
7 Oct 2019
Smart shirt measures breathing and could monitor lung disease
A smart shirt that measures lung function by sensing movements in the chest and abdomen has proved to be accurate when compared to traditional testing equipment.
31 Oct 2016
Hexoskin lands $2.4 million space medicine contract
The Canadian Space Agency is awarding a new contract to Carré Technologies to continue advancing technology on Astroskin, an innovative bio-monitoring system for use aboard the International Space Station.
21 Mar 2016
Updates from WTS16: Clothing, e-textiles and flexible electronics
IDTechEx met with many existing and a couple of new contacts from the smart clothing space at the Wearable Technology Show, in London's Excel Exhibition Centre. Commercial momentum is growing very slowly in these spaces as players approach the markets for the first time, and the competition is beginning to heat up. This article summarises IDTechEx's learnings at the show.
6 Mar 2016
Cityzen Sciences are a French company based in Lyon, and founded in 2008. They specialise in developing smart fabric concepts, including wearable sensors and physiological monitoring systems. IDTechEx interviewed Antoine Ormières at a wearable technology event in January 2016.
18 Dec 2015
Wearable technology in 2015 - how far have we come?
As the hype around wearable technology fades, IDTechEx technology analyst James Hayward looks at where the industry is now.
27 Oct 2015
What does it take to make a wearable technology?
The year to 2015 will be the first time that companies have achieved over a billion dollars in revenue from individual wearable technology product lines.
15 Oct 2015
IDTechEx Wearable USA - innovators, adopters and investors
IDTechEx Wearable USA - Bringing Innovators, Adopters And Investors in Technology Under One Roof. IDTechEx Wearable USA is the largest wearable technology event in the Americas. The two day conference and exhibition brings together leading authorities from key areas throughout the industry, as a large part of IDTechEx's 3000+ attendee, 200+ exhibitor co-located event series.
23 Jul 2015
The intelligent soldier system - military wearables
On May 19th 2015, IDTechEx attended a conference aboard HMS Belfast in London, bringing together senior military innovation personnel with acting servicemen and technical innovators in relevant fields. The topic for discussion was wearable technology for the military.
21 May 2015
Carre Technologies Ltd (known increasingly by their product-line name, Hexoskin) are a Canadian company that make a sports shirt containing biometric sensors.