Development in medical textiles-Such innovative textile based implants provide new treatment options in instead of scarce donor organs; artificial tissues, joints and ligaments, which speed up recovery after medical treatment.
Development in textiles for space mission-NASA's space suits are designed to insulate and protect astronauts from a range of temperature extremes from the bone-chilling temperature (-270oCelsius) of deep space to the scorching hot temperature (1,260 oCelsius) of atmospheric re-entry.
Development of high performance fiber-Teijin has developed high performance aramid fibers which are applicable for ballistic protection, cut protection, friction frotection, optical fiber application, rope cable application, heat protection and composites.
Development in smart textiles-With the development of smart textiles, health monitoring of vital signs of the wearer such as heart rate, respiration rate, temperature, activity, and posture becomes easier. It is also helpful in monitoring personnel handling hazardous materials, tracking the position and status of soldiers in action, monitoring pilot or truck driver fatigue.