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New conductive ink makes your clothing smarter. A new single-step printing process uses an elastic conducting ink to turn clothing and other textiles into flexible, wearable electronic devices or sensors.

New conductive ink makes your clothing smarter

Researchers at the University of Tokyo developed the ink, which remains highly conductive even when stretched to more than three times its original length. They believe it has applications in sensors built into sportswear and underwear and that it could be part of a shift toward more comfortable wearable electronics. The ink contains a mix of silver flakes, organic solvent, fluorine rubber, and fluorine surfactant. It can be applied with the same convenience of a Voltera V-One and other desktop printed ink-based paper and plastic circuits. And unlike another recent research project that produced flexible circuits using nanoparticle liquid-metal ink, the Japanese researchers' solution requires just a single step – print the ink onto the surface and you're done. Source: University of Tokyo About the Author All articles by Richard Moss.

Intel - Make it wearable. Powi-fi, quand les ondes WiFi rechargent nos objets connectés. Une récente expérimentation a permis à un ingénieur de collecter de l’énergie à partir des signaux WiFi.

Powi-fi, quand les ondes WiFi rechargent nos objets connectés

Elle peut-être utilisée pour alimenter une caméra ou un capteur. Dans le futur, cette technologie pourrait même recharger les batteries de nos wearables. Vamsi Talla, un étudiant en PhD de l’Université de Washington à Seattle est parvenu, dans le cadre du Sensor Systems Lab, à récupérer de l’énergie à partir des ondes d’un réseau WiFi. Google's Project Soli to Bring Radar-Based Gesture Recognition to Wearables. One of the big problems with wearable devices right now is inputs - there's no simple way to control these devices.

Google's Project Soli to Bring Radar-Based Gesture Recognition to Wearables

At Google I/O 2015 the company unveiled Project Soli - a radar-based wearable - that can be used to control all kinds of devices. Developed by Googles Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) team, Project Soli can be incorporated into a range of different devices. It's a gesture based system that can track small movements like waving your fingers - it could be an easy way to control wearables, or even give you have hands-off control of your phone.

It could also allow you to enter text on a smartwatch without restricting you to the small screen. Essentially, Project Soli is a radar system that's small enough to fit into a smartwatch. You can see the full explanation in the video below: Hexoskin. OMsignal. Cityzen Sciences. Xelflex. Breakthrough optical technology from product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants has led to the creation of a new generation of wearable technology.

Xelflex

XelfleX is a novel type of ‘smart’ textile that turns garments into active motion sensors. It can be used to make comfortable, washable, robust clothing – and gives users information not available from existing wearables. Until now, smart fabrics have had multiple electronic sensors – making them cumbersome and sensitive to moisture. What makes XelfleX different is its fibre-optic thread which acts as the sensor – making a garment inherently smart. The only addition required is a small electronics pack which clips on to the fibre – in a pocket, for example – and communicates with a smartphone. The technology could be used for fitness and sports coaching – to help perfect a tennis serve, golf swing or ski technique, for example.

Module Intel Curie. Innovation débridée Le module Intel® Curie™1 est la première plate-forme faible consommation complète conçue pour les entreprises qui développent des technologies « wearable » (à porter sur soi).

Module Intel Curie

Il intègre de nombreux outils et sa taille minuscule convient parfaitement aux applications « toujours connectées » (telles que : médias sociaux, sports et activités physiques). Ce composant peut équiper des solutions wearable intelligentes dans divers formats (bagues, sacs, bracelets, pendentifs, traqueurs d'activité physique et même boutons). Au cœur de ce module, on trouve Intel® Quark™ SE, premier système monopuce (SoC) conçu par Intel pour les technologies wearable, capable de fonctionner longtemps sur une batterie de la taille d'une pièce, ainsi qu'un capteur de mouvement, une radio Bluetooth* et des capacités de charge de la batterie.

De par sa polyvalence, ce module convient à de nombreux utilisateurs. Arduino.