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
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
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 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
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
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
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.
Lumo Bodytech present the Lumo Run smart shorts, partnering with elite runners to improve training by collecting and analyzing their individual digital signatures in running using advanced wearables technology. Lumo Bodytech’s apparel embedded wearable biomechanics sensor technology leverages sensors, algorithms, big data and coaching in real-time to gain deeper insight on human movement, this wearable technology can facilitate behavior change and help improve individuals quality of life.
Teiimo shows an electronics system embedded in a jacket. The jacket has two zone heating embedded into it, in addition to a hands free system and speakers. This is aimed at convertible drivers. The battery system is a flexible lithium ion battery so that the users do not feel it. Learn more about this product in this video. This interview was made at the IDTechEx Wearable Technology event. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com
Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015