Category: Smart Clothing

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Fisk Alloy copper alloy wire for connectors and electrical cables

Posted by Charbax – February 16, 2017

Founded in 1973 in Hawthorne, N.J. to manufacture high precision square wire for connectors and electronic components, Fisk Alloy invented PERCON in the 1990ies, a family of environmentally friendly copper alloys combining high conductivity with high tensile strength. The cool thing about PERCON it that it was RoHS compliant well before the EU directive came out.

Fisk Alloy's products can be found in all demanding markets where failure is not an option and who require high performance components: Aerospace, Medical, Robotics, Automotive and E-Textiles.

Fisk Alloy PERCON alloys are so good and homogeneous in their composition that we draw them to ultra-fine gauge sizes, AWG 56 being currently the finest size which corresponds to 12 microns or a third of a human hair. They combine these single-end wires to stranded constructions, 7-ends, 19-ends as well as rope-lay conductors putting up to 1000 single-ends together.

The main advantages of Fisk Alloy PERCON alloys are superior flex life for all cables in movement, excellent softening resistance when exposed to high temperatures as well as opportunities for size and weight saving thanks to great strength without sacrificing conductivity. A few years ago they invented Percon 28, unique in its capability of combining 80 KSI tensile strength with 85% electrical conductivity in a soft-annealed condition. No other alloy world-wide is able to match these properties.

E-textiles is an ideal market for PERCON and especially Percon 28, as their wire can be woven, knitted and embroidered invisibly into the fabric, allowing signal transmission for various data-sensing and monitoring purposes.

Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

Electric Stimulation shirt by Myant, for regaining lost motor function

Posted by Charbax – February 16, 2017

Myant designs, develops and produces smart clothing considering fashion design, chemistry, physics, software development and engineering, they are based in Canada. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!.

BrightVolt flexible batteries using solid state lithium polymer

Posted by Charbax – February 10, 2017

BrightVolt develops flexible batteries using solid state thin film lithium polymer, Polymer Matrix Electrolyte (PME) for batteries enabling new small IoT devices, smart clothing, healthcare and more. Filmed at the IDTechEx tradeshow.

Sensing Tex Stretchable Printed Sensing Mats for sports, wellness and healthcare

Posted by Charbax – February 7, 2017

Sensing Tex based in Barcelona, develops smart textiles for interior design, security, health, sportswear, automotive, fashion and more. SensingTex offers innovative solutions, development services, components, integrations kits for OEM clients as well as a line of finished products which combine textile with the latest electronics technologies. Filmed at IDTechEx Show!

StretchSense shows self-powered stretchy wearable technology

Posted by Charbax – December 17, 2016

StretchSense is a B2B supplier of lightweight and high-precision sensors for companies in wearables, healthcare, sports, and motion capture industries. Soft and stretchy capacitive sensors are a new type of sensor that is in strong demand for wearable technology, a current mega trend determining new ways of human-device interaction, sports training and healthcare provision. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2016 tradeshow in Santa Clara California.

Forster Rohner Wearable LED & Solar Tech Fashion

Posted by Charbax – November 29, 2016

Interview with Forster Rohner Textile Innovations. They are a manufacturer of eTextile components. The main focus of the company is the integration of electronic functionalities into textile structures using industrial embroidery technologies. Examples are the integration of LEDs and solar cells into textiles as well as the integration of sensor and heating structures.
For more information see http://www.forsterrohner.com/frti and http://www.IDTechEx.com

Flexible Haptic feedback by Novasentis for AR/VR controllers, smartwatches, e-textiles and more

Posted by Charbax – November 24, 2016

Novasentis CEO introduces their flexible, thin, light, multi output haptic technology, here demonstrating how it may be used to enhanse sensing for AR/VR applications where you already have video and audio, and the haptic feedback that can be customized for each finger and programmed so that you can get a variety of "sensations", smart variable haptic frequencies can emulate the feeling of touching different materials in the AR/VR world. Francois did not name his customers but they are working with companies that are making AR/VR devices, gaming controllers and wearable devices. I have previously video blogged about the flexible wearable devices and they are making further progress with that application also where the haptic actuators are embedded into the smart watch strap. I can think of many more applications for this technology including smart clothing. Watch my channel to hear latest updates about Novasentis that is the only company that has this type of technology.

Hitachi Chemical wearable stretchable electronics for textiles Smart Clothing

Posted by Charbax – June 27, 2016

Khasha Ghaffarzadeh of IDTechEx interviews Tsuyoshi Matarai, Sales & Marketing Manager of Hitachi Chemical Co. on their wearable technologies on exhibit at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin. Matarai-san shows stretchable electronics for textiles, for which Hitachi supplies the stretchable, waterproof films. Hitachi Chemical co., ltd. is a chemical manufacturer engaged in a wide range of areas, including semiconductor and display-related materials, printed wiring boards, copper clad laminates, photosensitive dry films, functional polymeric materials, adhesive films, carbon products, ceramics and automotive related products.

AIQ Smart clothes with heart rate, ECG, 7 days battery life

Posted by Gennie – June 8, 2016

AIQ shows their washable smart clothes with heart rate sensor, ECG, HRV, their key material is stainless steel fiber, 10% of size of human’s hair. AIQ's smart clothes features a removable electronics moduel with ARM Cortex M0 and battery, it supports about 7 days battery life with normal usage.

Smart glove drone, smart clothes by TTRI

Posted by Gennie – June 8, 2016

Taiwan Textile Research Institude (TTRI ) shows their smart glove to control a drone, smart clothes wth smart textile marterials that are washable. The smart gloves is Gypro inside, with sensors in 3 fingers to control the Parrot drone to get up, turn left/right, forward/backward, and to get down again. With 70mAh removable battery. TTRI also shows the smart T-shirt with heart rate.sensor in the back, they also show smart clothes for policeman with LED lights on the surface.