A shirt that rolls up its own sleeves and never needs ironing was unveiled at a “tech-savvy Italian fashion house.”
The fabric for the prototype shirt is woven from fibres of the shape-memory alloy nitinol, interspersed with nylon. The alloy can be deformed, and then returned to its original shape when heated to a certain temperature.
Also, “A robotic exoskeleton has been created by Japanese researchers to allow nurses to lift patients effortlessly – and without damaging their backs.”
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