Category: Smart Clothing

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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

EMS shows MIMO Baby by Rest Devices, Wins Best Commercialization Award at the IDTechEx Show!

Posted by Charbax – February 18, 2016

Engineered Materials Systems won “Best Commercialization Award” at IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA. This award was given for the use of their stretchable conductive ink in the successful commercial product MIMO Baby, made by Rest Devices. Rest Devices developed breakthrough wearable technology that combined capacitive sensing, blue tooth transmission of real-time biological data, and a clever way to integrate chip and power. What they lacked was a conductive ink that would meet their requirements of soft, stretchable and durable. Engineered Materials Systems submitted their flagship silver conductive ink, CI-1036 which worked very well according to Rest Devices engineers and was a key enabler to commercialization of MIMO Baby. CI-1036 is applied to proprietary film and insulated with a proprietary top-coat. This combination is reported by Rest Devices to withstand 90 wash/dry cycles of the MIMO Baby kimono with the failure mode not due to the conductive circuitry. Engineered Materials Systems, Inc. (EMS, Inc). is a global manufacturer of conductive inks, insulators, conductive adhesives for the printed electronics market. EMS has developed a highly stretchable/ flexible conductive ink for wearable electronics. For more information see http://emsadhesives.com/ and http://www.IDTechEx.com

Sensoria Smart Socks, coaching runners

Posted by Charbax – February 18, 2016

Interview with Sensoria at the IDTechEx Wearable USA event. Sensoria’s vision is The Garment is The Computer. Headquartered in Redmond, (WA) Sensoria Inc. is a developer of IoE (Internet of Everyone) wearable solutions that improve people's lives. Sensoria’s proprietary e-textile sensor platform enables Sensoria powered garments to deliver actionable information to health and fitness users in real-time. For more information see http://www.sensoriafitness.com/ and http://www.IDTechEx.com

Holst Centre Smart Clothing with flexible displays and sensors

Posted by Charbax – January 31, 2016

Holst Centre at Printed Electronics USA, shows wearable technology applications of their products and prototypes. Holst Centre is an independent R&D center that develops technologies for wireless autonomous sensor technologies and flexible electronics. The Holst Centre’s business model is to partner with industry and academia based around roadmaps and programs. For more information see http://www.holstcentre.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com

NthDegree Nth Light, Flexible Printed LED Lights

Posted by Charbax – January 25, 2016

NthDegree’s ultra-thin, flexible, lightweight LED lights are printed on either a flatbed screen press or a high speed roll-to-roll printing press. Filmed at the Printed Electronics USA event. For more information see http://www.ndeg.com/ and http://www.IDTechEx.com

Ohmatex world’s thinnest USB Cable and Astronaut Monitoring Kits

Posted by Charbax – January 25, 2016

Interview with Ohmatex at IDTechEx Wearable USA. Ohmatex develops products and solutions for integrating electronics into textile. Ohmatex products include textile cabling and washable connectors which provide conductivity and connectivity for smart garments and wearable devices. Ohmatex currently has a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a garment with NIRS (Near Infra-Red) and EMG sensors to monitor leg muscle activity during astronaut training. In 2012 Ohmatex developed a medical compression stocking that measures changes in leg volume for patients suffering from edema (fluid retention) of the lower limbs. For more information see http://www.ohmatex.dk and http://www.IDTechEx.com

Ortiz Industry Smart Clothing

Posted by Charbax – January 21, 2016

Claire Ortiz, CEO of Ortiz Industry talks at the IDTechEx Wearable USA event about their integration of advanced materials for performance apparel, including a performance sports shirt with zoned cooling and lactic acid control with incorporated printed electronics silver paste sensors working with DuPont and others to integrate smart functionalities into clothing. For more information see http://ortizindustry.com/ and http://www.IDTechEx.com

DuPont printed electronics for displays, photovoltaics, automotive and more

Posted by Charbax – January 17, 2016

Interview with DuPont at the IDTechEx Show! DuPont Microcircuit Materials manufactures specialized inks for a variety of printed electronic applications in the display, photovoltaic, automotive, biomedical, telecommunication and consumer products markets. DuPont Microcircuit Materials’ stretchable/formable ink developments are also designed for use in wearable and in-mold electronics applications.

For more information see http://www.mcm.dupont.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com.