Category: Smart Clothing

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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.

Smart Clothing by Pauline Van Dongen

Posted by Charbax – May 12, 2016

At the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, designer and keynote speaker, Pauline Van Dongen shows her wearable clothing designs, merging technology with fashion design. Included are a solar charging shirt.

Pauline combines new technologies with traditional techniques to constantly renovate craftsmanship. Working closely with companies from the field of science and innovation, Pauline aims to merge fashion and technology giving life to scientific creations.

Keynote: Pauline Van Dongen Smart Clothing

Posted by Charbax – May 12, 2016

At the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, designer Pauline Van Dongen gives a keynote talk on the merging of technology and fashion design.

Pauline combines new technologies with traditional techniques to constantly renovate craftsmanship. Working closely with companies from the field of science and innovation, Pauline aims to merge fashion and technology giving life to scientific creations.

Touch on Smart Clothing, Tacterion Sensor Skin

Posted by Charbax – May 2, 2016

Tacterion is a spin-off from the German aerospace center at the Robotics and Mechatronics Center to develop tacterion, a new kind of tactile sensor. Tacterion offers polymer-based tactile sensors called Artificial Skin for Robotics, MedTech or as a new kind of input device in Human-Machine-Interaction in Smart Clothing. The rubber foil-like Artificial Skin sensor is connected to Tacterion's readout electronic component that translates physical interaction into data which digital systems can process. Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53 at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2016 event. Read more at http://tacterion.com

BitWearLabs “Smart Step” Insole Activity Monitor

Posted by Charbax – April 26, 2016

An interview with BitWearLabs at the IDTechEx Wearable USA exhibition. BitWearLabs is a University of Alabama spin-off. Demo of two of BitWearLabs products, the AccuBite and the SmartStep. The AccuBite is a food intake tracker that analyses eating habits - the sensor pairs with a smartphone app to provide actionable feedback. The SmartStep is an insole-based activity monitor that discreetly tracks the wearer's steps, yielding an accurate picture of calories burned. For more information see http://bitwearlabs.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com