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UNSW biomedical engineers are ready to produce prototypes after successfully weaving a bone tissue periosteum-mimicking "smart fabric" for use in medical, safety and transport fields.

They're talking protective suits that stiffen under high impact (think skiers, racing-car drivers, astronauts), intelligent compression bandages for deep-vein thrombosis that respond to the wearer's movement, and safer steel-belt radial tyres. But the long term goal? To weave new body parts.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

UNSW biomedical engineers are ready to produce prototypes after successfully weaving a bone tissue periosteum-mimicking "smart fabric" for use in medical, safety and transport fields.

They're talking protective suits that stiffen under high impact (think skiers, racing-car drivers, astronauts), intelligent compression bandages for deep-vein thrombosis that respond to the wearer's movement, and safer steel-belt radial tyres. But the long term goal? To weave new body parts.