NANO is key for wearables

NANO is every-wear!

Nano Wearables

Advancements in nanotechnology are critical in the production of wearables which include smartwatches, clothing, fitness trackers, and so much more. Sensors, actuators, and power supply are key areas that must be addressed in order for clothing and textiles to incorporate the necessary computing power for the nano-wearables industry. From a consumer’s perspective, flexibility and comfort are the most important factors. A comfortable t-shirt, for example, is absolutely necessary regardless of how the wearable may assist you in your daily activities. Here are some of the benefits nanotechnology is providing in the wearables space:

  • Wearable actuators: nanotech assists in electrospinning, spray coating, as well as weaving and casting solutions.
  • Wearable sensors: nanotech assists in spin coating, dip coating, vacuum filtration, and direct printing.
  • The smart apparel market is a prime example of where nanotechnology is thriving. The unique nature of nanoparticles and nanofibers permit textile design offering unmatched mechanical strength, chemical resistance, water repellency, antibacterial properties and many other qualities unattainable by other means. Smart, or connected clothing, is not just for the professional athlete who needs that competitive edge. Thanks to nanotechnology, new textiles with superior properties are now being developed for anyone.