Author - Randy Mitchell

The Autonomous Car, Can Electronic Systems Defeat Human Error?

Though it seems like something totally unbelievable, a car that can take you where you want to go without your ever having to do anything more than tell it where to go, this “car of tomorrow” is already starting to become a reality.  Many major automotive companies are now offering cars with “driver assistance” as standard equipment.  These “cars of today” can help you with braking if they feel that you are closing on another vehicle too quickly, they […]

Our Metalized Textiles are used in Making “Healthy Clothing” as well as “Smart Clothing”!

Most of the time, I use this forum to write about the uses of V Technical Textiles, Inc.’s metalized textiles in reference to manufacturing and shielding concerns about RF and EMI interference generated by electronic products.  Our shielding material helps to mitigate RF/EM interference by blocking its transmission into the tight environment of electronic products to abate the interference that they produce and, at the same time, stop the RF and EM interference produced by the neighboring components from […]

Smart Clothing Requires Conductive Metalized Fabric, Yarns and Threads, How Could You Use them in Your Business?

Most of us are aware of individual sensors that are placed on our bodies to collect biometric data such as: pulse rate, temperature, heart rhythm (ECG/EKG ElectroCardioGram), respiration, oxygen saturation, muscle stretch, brain electrical activity (EEG or ElectroEncephaloGraphy), and physical movement at the doctor’s office, during surgery, or wearing a monitor to confirm the function of the system being monitored.  We can even buy sensors that we can put into direct contact with our skin to track these functions […]

Wearing “Healthy Clothing” can be Both Stylish and Good for You!

                                                         Do You Have Any of these Symptoms?

Fatigue
Depression
Hot Flashes/Cold Sweats
Sensitive Skin/Rashes
Circulatory Issues
Recent Surgery

Check our Silverell® Garments and Accessories!  All of our garments are made of fabrics with a high content of Silver.  Silver’s antibacterial and antimicrobial effects have long been […]

V Technical Textiles Joins with Puresa Humanitarian to Help Victims of Sex Trafficking

V Technical Textiles, Inc.’s Human Resources Assistant, Heather Bushart first found out about Puresa Humanitarian from Dr. David Gandell after his return from a medical mercy trip to Kolkata, India , where he worked alongside Puresa Humanitaian’s founder Giselle Meza.  Giselle’s personal experience in her life is as a survivor, which after witnessing firsthand the horrific epidemic of human trafficking occurring around the world, fired a desire within her to fight the injustice of this heinous activity.

The statistics of […]

What’s in Your Wallet? Hopefully, Some Shielding Material!

In today’s world, having credit cards or electronic ID cards in your wallet isn’t secure enough protection for the personal information they carry.  You must have some sort of additional security for them there in your pocket.  When I grew up, the best security for wallets was what over the road truckers or motorcyclists had, a chain that connected their wallet to their belt or the pants that they were wearing, stopping physical thievery and that was good enough.

Today’s thief […]

Minimizing UV and RF Radiation Exposure, A Great Idea for Either End of the EMR Spectrum

UV Radiation
When I was a child fifty-five years ago, my mother often encouraged us to go outside and “get a nice healthy suntan”.  As time went on, we took it a step further and used tanning beds, as they provided the necessary UVA and UVB to get the tan.  Along the way, we also learned that there is an element of truth about being exposed to the sun being healthy for us.  Limited exposure to the sun gives the positive […]

Electronic Evidence-Secure in the Bag

It may seem strange that a textile company would be involved in Forensic Science, but it’s true!!  In today’s world, even the criminals (from “white collar” criminals to drug dealers) use computers, phones, and electronic devices to store information.  In many cases, this information can be used as key evidence in trials.  When these devices are seized with a warrant, they become part of the “Chain of Custody/Evidence”.  In legal context, this refers to the documentation or paper trail […]

RF EMI Shielding-Helping Our Systems Work Well Together

You know how it is in the workplace.  If one works in a “cubicle farm” with large open spaces and no privacy, all of the ambient noise created by co-workers makes it very hard for one to concentrate on the project at hand.  The noise and interference present in the environment make doing one’s best work much harder.  It’s nicer and more efficient to have a private office, protected from outside distraction by four walls, a ceiling, and a […]

Considering Having an EMI/RF Testing Enclosure Built?

Considering Having an EMI/RF Testing Enclosure Built?  Before you Build, Consider these Points!

What is the cost of construction per cubic/square foot?
What is the lead time from start of construction to finished enclosure?
How many hours per year will you use the enclosure?
What performance standards do you need for testing?
Could you use this valuable space for other uses when not using it for testing?
How portable is the enclosure?

When you’ve considered all of the above questions, […]