Pireta has developed a unique free-form process to add durable, conductive, metallic patterns to textiles without changing the fabric feel or performance. Pireta’s technology allows electronic systems to be assembled and interconnected on a wide range of fabrics, enabling a new generation of truly wearable smart garments and e-textile. Find out more about Pireta: http://www.pireta.co.uk Filmed at IDTechEx Show! USA
Category: Smart Clothing
DuPont Intexar smart clothing, healthpatch prototype, Kapton conductive and dielectric inks and more
DuPont showcases a wide portfolio of materials for Printed Electronics at the IDTechEx show in Santa Clara. Highlights are its Intexar smart clothing technology including new healthpatch prototypes for wireless patient monitoring, the latest generation in-mold electronics material set and Kapton conductive and dielectric inks for high temperature performance.
Filmed at IDTechEx USA 2019
A*ccelerate and SIMTech are part of A*STAR- Singapore’s lead public sector agency that spearheads economic oriented research to advance scientific discovery and develop innovation technology for the industry. SIMTech develops high-precision roll-to-roll manufacturing technology platforms for large area functional films and printed electronics as building blocks and scale-up for next generation of smart wearable application. A*ccelerate partners with collaborators to bridge gap and fast track commercialization.
Together with our industry partners- Singapore Asahi Chemical & Solder, KPP Packaging and KaHa, we bring multi-disciplinary capabilities in materials, Roll to Roll manufacturing of flexible hybrid module and data analytics to streamline development of innovative products from lab to market.
Learn more about A*Star: http://www.a-star.edu.sg/simtech
ACI manufactures high-performance inks, pastes, and coatings using a revolutionary cavitation process coupled with decades of combined formulation experience.
Learn more about ACI: http://www.acimaterials.com
ZSK looks back on more than one hundred years of a successful history in textile engineering. Founded in 1984 by former employees of Zangs, a renowned company with great tradition based in Krefeld, ZSK has acquired the market leadership in a highly competitive line of industry: German high-class workmanship has always been our focus, each customer gets a machine in accordance with his individual requirements, the production is subject to rigid acceptance standards, each machine is made to measure to some extent.
Wearables designed specifically for women with a specific health need. With Carin, women can work on their pelvic health in the privacy of their homes with minimal intervention in daily life.
StretchSense creates polymer soft sensing arrays as stretchy sensors for Smart Clothing. It’s a 7 layer capacitive sensor measuring any movement. They are over 130 people in the factory who can create any garment size, with high consistency, low cost.
Interviewed at the IDTechEx Show! USA: http://IDTechEx.com/USA
BeBop makes fabric sensors that are piezo-resistive, they showed off their latest product the Forte Wireless Glove that can sense finger movements and incorporates haptic feedback. Ideally used in VR applications, this glove can work for 15 hours on a single charge, it is a one size fits all model, very fast response up to 150 frames/second for gaming applications, unique haptic actuators embedded at each finger tip. BeBop also showed pressure sensing foot pads and hand tracking system both using their fabric sensor technology. The company has been shipping its sensors into musical instruments sold by its sister company KMI, one such example was the BopPad a musical drum pad that is in the market already. BeBop is silicon valley based startup, expecting to go into mass production this year.
Tacterion shows their innovative and unique capacitive+resistive technology is a highly flexible and stretchable sensor called sensorskin which consists of silicone polymer material and is completely stretchable. Sensors can be deployed on the surface of 3D-curved and even deformable objects for detecting and characterizing interaction and pressure on any surface. The technology is optimized for environments that require the products to be sensitive and extremely robust at the same time. The target markets are Robotics, MedTech, Automotive, Industrial applications and HMI (e.g. Consumer Electronics). Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
AiQ is showcasing their wearable apparels with the sensors like heart rate monitor,motion sensor,temperature sensor. Here they are showcasing the heart rate monitor and logger T-shirt which sends the data to the server via Bluetooth. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
Jenax J.Flex is an innovative flexbile battery freeing design limitations without sacrificing power enabling new form factors for flexible smartphones, flexible wearables and other ideas for flexible future devices based on Li-Ion Gel polymer electrolyte enabling rapid movement of lithium ion with no overheating, high energy density, low internal resistance and that can be stable even with bending fatigue. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
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.
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!
Sensing Tex based in Barcelona, develops smart textiles for interior design, security, health, sportswear, automotive, fashion and more. SensingTex offers innovative solutions, development services, components, integrations kits for OEM clients as well as a line of finished products which combine textile with the latest electronics technologies. Filmed at IDTechEx Show!