Ohmatex of Denmark is an expert in smart textile technology developing products and solutions for integrating electronics into textile. 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. Filmed at the IDTechEx show!
Students at the North Carolina State University work on smart clothing, designing interesting dresses, smart clothes, for it to be useful and look good.
Flex (formerly known as Flextronics) is the world's second largest global electronics manufacturing services (EMS), original design manufacturer (ODM) company by revenue, after Foxconn to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Headquartered in Singapore and has manufacturing operations in over 40 countries, totaling approximately 200,000 employees.
KIMS project group consisting of Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM), Jinwoo Textile Co. Ltd., and Alink Co. Ltd. is established for developing industrial production systems of highly conductive textiles and thin films which are applicable to flexible and wearable electronics. Filmed at the IDTechEx show.
UICO duraTOUCH technology is touchscreen technology which can be used in all environments even the harshest of environments. UICO duraTOUCH technology can be used in extreme cold as well as extreme heat. UICO duraTOUCH technology can tolerate sand, snow, mud, sweat and dirt. UICO duraTOUCH technology can used with gloves unlike conventional capacitive touchscreen technology. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
TF Massif shows off their beautiful interactive posters using E Ink and LEDs, entering potential massive success to revolutionize the poster/advertising business, with Large Area Thin Film Circuits, TF Massif has capabilities to produce flexible circuits at 50in x 144in and 60in circuits are also available. Using their proprietary Large Area Control Deposition (LACD) they can produce the most cost effective large area flexible circuits in the world. Target markets are anything Big. TF Massif is the winner of the "Best Product Award" at the IDTechEx Show!
For over 50 years, Hitachi Chemical has been focused on R&D that has driven technological breakthroughs enabling their customers to manufacture thinner, lighter, and high volume products. Here also showing their low temperature sintering, smart gel, memory shape polymer. As a result, their materials are currently in a vast number of today's highly reliable and durable wearable devices. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
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!