Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tags

RFID consultant Vivian Bradshaw (centre) inspects our garments with fully integrated RFID tags. RFID tagging promises to be an important area for our technology. IDTechEx report that the total RFID market was worth $8.89 billion in 2014 and forecast that this will rise to $27.31 billion in 2024.

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Professor Dias interview

CDE and Dstl have posted a video case study from the recent CDE Marketplace event that includes an interview with Professor Dias, Head and Founder of the Advanced Textiles Research Group:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/improving-the-lives-of-service-personnel

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Global Textile Congress

Dr Colin Cork of the Advanced Textiles Research Group receives a plaque from Professor (Dr.) M.D. Teli for speaking at the recent Global Textile Congress in Bangkok. Further photographs from the event can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.927164487302988.1073741887.493290320690409&type=3

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Sustainable Society Network+ project

Anura Rathnayake has been working on our project funded by the Sustainable Society Network+ where we are fully embedded RFID devices into yarns for applications in recycling. The RFID tags in yarn form have now been incorporated into clothing ready for demonstrating the technology to people in the field.

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Global Textile Congress 2015

Dr Colin Cork has just returned from the Global Textile Congress 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand where he presented the following paper on Fibre Electronics:
http://goo.gl/59lKed

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Richard Arm

Our colleague, Richard Arm, will be joining the Advanced Textiles Research Group to set up an exciting new flexural composites area. Silicone and other materials will be combined with textile fabrics to produce new hybrid structures for a range of applications that will include simulated tissues for training surgeons.

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Prosthetic sleeves

Nottingham Trent University has issued a press release giving more information on our work on prosthetic sleeves:

http://goo.gl/2C9SkP

It is our long term goal that the sleeves be made available to both military personnel and civilians with amputations.

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CDE Marketplace event

The Advanced Textiles Research Group is featured in a case study prepared for a CDE Marketplace event in London yesterday:

http://goo.gl/OOkOHV

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Prosthetic liners

We will be issuing an official press release on our work on prosthetic liners later in the week. These liners are used to attach artificial limbs and our aim is to make them more breathable. In addition, Carlos Oliveira (pictured) has been designing and knitting different liner fabric structures to optimise their mechanical properties.

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Raynaud’s Gloves

The Advanced Textiles Research Group has received funding from the Raynaud’s and Scleroderma Association to develop electrically heated gloves to help alleviate the pain caused by Raynaud’s phenomenon. The gloves will incorporate textile heating elements and be produced using 3D knitting technology:

http://goo.gl/fQMGgp

More information on Raynaud’s phenomenon can be found here:

http://goo.gl/eyJk5z

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