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Intelligent training with FitnessSHIRT and MENTORbike

By Maja Bosanac
11 November 2013

fitnessshirtA group of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed an intelligent sports shirt called FitnessSHIRT. The shirt can read out physiological signals such as pulse, breathing and changes in heart rate continuously. The interpreted data can be viewed on a smartphone or tablet PC. When combined with an electric bike and a smartphone, the… »


Superhydrophilic wool fabrics join the club of smart materials

By Damir Beciri
23 December 2009

fabricating-superhydrophilic-wool-fabrics-1There is a large focus dedicated to the new material development. The new meta-materials enhance the properties of existing materials. Scientists in China are reporting an advance that may improve the natural wonders of wool, which is already regarded as the “wonder fabric” for its lightness, softness, warmth even when wet, and other qualities. They… »