Monthly Archives: November 2014

Micro-pod

We often illustrate our core technology of embedding electronic components within yarn by using the schematic diagram we use as our logo. However, here is an actual image of semi-conductor chip encapsulated within a yarn using a resin micro-pod for … Continue reading

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Forget smartwatches – smartclothes are the future, analysts say

The Advanced Textiles Research Group was interested to hear of the recent newspaper article from the Guardian that highlights the future for smart clothing: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/18/smartwatche-smart-clothes-future-gartner

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RFID yarns

Anura Rathnayake and Pasindu Lugoda have been working on our patented technology for incorporating RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chips in yarn. RFIDs are used in the same way as bar codes and are widely employed to tag and track products. … Continue reading

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Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarships

Nottingham Trent University is to offer 15 fully-funded Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarships for 2015. Areas of interest include the study of Smart and Interactive Textiles within the Advanced Textiles Research Group in the School of Art and Design: http://www.ntu.ac.uk/apps/pss/course_finder/132656-1/5/phd_vice-chancellors_phd_scholarships_art_and_design.aspx

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Research Post in Electronic Textiles

The Advanced Textiles Research Group is seeking a Research Fellow in Electronic Textiles. Candidates should be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Full details of the post and application details can be found here: https://vacancies.ntu.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=859

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Heating vest

Dilusha Rajapakse tries on the latest version of the heating vest made by Ekael Mbise, Carlos Oliveira and Karen Smith. The horizontal lines are knitted heating elements produced using the ThermoKnit process with EXO2’s Fabroc yarn: http://www.exo2.co.uk/thermoknittrade-ezp-11.html

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New Book

Professor Dias is to edit a new book on electronic textiles entitled “Electronic textiles: Smart fabrics and wearable technology”. It will include chapters written by members of the Advanced Textiles Research Group and other specialists from around the world and … Continue reading

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Knitting Nottingham

Nottingham Trent University’s 170 Years of Art and Design event series will include an exhibition to mark the role played by Nottingham in the growth of the knitting industry and knit technology. The event will take place between the 6th … Continue reading

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