Category: Smart Clothing

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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

AIA Labs, Architects of Intelligent Applications (A.I.A.)

Posted by Charbax – April 11, 2016

Interview with Architects of Intelligent Applications (A.I.A.) at IDTechEx Wearable USA. AIA designs, develops and manufactures wearable technology. Located in Toronto, Canada AIA’s facilities include a printed electronics laboratory, design studio, cut and sew floor and computerized knitting division. For more information see http://www.aialabs.ca and http://www.IDTechEx.com

FlexEl Flexible Batteries

Posted by Charbax – April 3, 2016

FlexEl develops battery solutions for companies that have unique power, biocompatibility, form factor or other requirements. FlexEl aim to facilitate the market entry of emerging technology products through battery innovation. For more information see http://www.flexelbattery.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com

BeBop Sensors: Printed Electronic Sensors for Music, Medical and Automotive

Posted by Charbax – March 5, 2016

Interview with BeBop Sensors at the IDTechEx Wearable USA event. BeBop uses smart fabrics to create sensor solutions for OEMs. Where things or people interact, BeBop Sensors comprehend force, location, size, weight, shape, motion and presence across any size, resolution and geometry. BeBop uses a proprietary Monolithic Fabric Sensor Technology that integrates all of the sensors, traces and electronics into a single piece of fabric. BeBop technology senses and displays 3D maps of pressure, bend, location, rotation, angle, and torsion. For more information see http://www.bebopsensors.com/ and http://www.IDTechEx.com