STRETCHING THE LIMITS OF SMART APPAREL

Borne out of a project at Tokyo University in 2015, Xenoma has established itself as a force in the international smart textile market. A one-stop developer across various fields including materials, apparel, mechanics, electronics, data analysis, apps and cloud technology, its latest product on show in the IFA NEXT Innovation Hall, is the e-skin range targeting athletes and those involved in biomechanics research. With sensors, stretchable wires and printed circuit fabric technology the sports clothing tracks body movements and animates them via motion capture in real time, recorded and analysed on the app. The goal is to improve athletic performance and reduce injury risk, but there are broader implications for e-skin, including infant care, efficiency of workers in IoT factories and automotive safety.

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