LONDON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Details on the recent technological developments in global textile and apparel industry are some of this week’s featured stories on BizVibe. BizVibe is the world’s smartest B2B marketplace and allows users to discover high quality leads, contact prospects, and source quotes. Register today to connect with over seven million companies around the globe.
A smart jacket that allows smartphone-control by gesture
Project Jacquard is the latest textile technology developed by Google and denim brand Levi’s, featuring a new smart textile jacket designed for bike riders that allows those wearing the jacket to control their smartphone by gesture.
The jacket is made of conductive yarn, and comes with an embedded miniature battery, connectors, electronics, and a Bluetooth controller capable of capturing signals, touch interactions and gestures via algorithms.
New textile technology turns bicycled plastics bottles into yarn
Billions of plastic bottles are discarded every year and Swiss fibre spinning company Trützschler and plastic recycling solution provider EREMA have discovered a great solution to make Bulk Continuous Filament (BCF yarn) from recycled PET bottles.
This new solution is based on EREMA’s VACUREMA technology with Trützschler Switzerland’s symTTex BCF machinery. Recycled PET flakes will be processed in EREMA’s vacuum reactor, melted in the extruder and forced through the filter of variable fineness, then the process continues in the Trützschler spinning system where filaments are formed and winded onto bobbins.
Smart textile project helps improve conditions for mental health patient
A smart textiles project inspired by textile technology has been found to effectively lower the levels of anxiety for people with mental health conditions. The research project, led by Dr Sarah Kettley from Nottingham Trent University, in collaboration with the mental health charity Mind, aims to help people with mental health issues by working on new textile technologies.
The project encourages people with mental health conditions to take part in smart textiles workshops, where they learn to create their own smart textile garments, helping them to form better concentration, improve confidence in a group setting, and reduce levels of anxiety.
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