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Research, development and commercial applications of advanced flexible materials.

Linnea Morrison

Linnea is a Marketing Associate at Boyd Technologies where she is responsible for managing digital content. Linnea grew up on a sheep farm in New Zealand. In high school, she moved with her family to a goat farm in Maine. Linnea received a BA in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University. An avid outdoors person, she enjoys mountain biking, skiing and snowshoeing with her husband in the Berkshires.

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Technical Textiles Gaining Ground in 2018

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According to a report from Textile World, 2018 State of the U.S. Technical Textiles Industry, the outlook for technical textiles is healthy as the U.S. enters the ninth year of economic recovery following the recession. Manufacturers are using this opportunity to develop innovative solutions to the problems facing healthcare and other industries by introducing new technical textiles.

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Advances in Exoskeletal Materials

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Developments in prostheses and robot technology have advanced rapidly, leading to the manufacture of devices known as 'exoskeletons.' These rigid devices, usually constructed with plastic and metal, act as an external skeleton, providing support and mobility to someone with decreased muscle tone or activity. While these devices provide exciting capabilities to the wearer, they are inherently heavy and inflexible.

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Outlook for Wearables and Smart Textiles

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Advances in smart electronics have already produced a number of devices that are currently on the market. Textile manufacturers brought sensor-based smart wearables to the market, mainly for collection of bio-data (heart rate, body temperature, etc.) and use in workplace safety. 

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5 Types of Flexible Composites Transforming Your Healthcare

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Simply put, a composite is a material made from two or more materials that have different properties. When combined together, the chemical and physical properties of the different materials work together to form a unique material or composite. Combining materials is nothing new. The Egyptians were doing it millenniums ago, combining mud and straw to make buildings, boats, and pottery. The 20th century saw great leaps in composites, largely spurred on by the second world war. In recent decades, however, composite materials have aided the production of a new gold standard in healthcare.  

 

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Recent Innovations on Biodegradable Materials and Transient Electronics

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Transient electronics, also known as biodegradable electronics, is an emerging technology being explored across many fields and for various applications. When used in healthcare, biodegradable materials incorporated into medical devices could be valuable for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Some of the potential operations include monitoring intracranial pressure, assisting wound healing processes, identifying neural networks, and more.

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