High tech clothing, smart garments, wear, electronic textiles, monitor clothing or smart fabrics or the clothes that have been enhanced with technology to add functionality beyond traditional values are known as smart clothes.
Various companies have started integrating technology into their clothing. For example Pizza Hut has experimented of their Pizza order with their smart shoes. Sensoria smart socks can detect which part of your feet is receiving the most pressure while running. Armour’s Athlete Recovery sleepwear absorbs heat from the wearer’s body while releasing infrared light to increase sleep quality and improve muscle recovery. Tommy Hilfiger is using embedding technology into their clothes to track product usage and reward customers accordingly.
These smart clothing are taking much time to go mainstream and lot of people are still not aware of this.
Recently Google’s Project Jacquard Platform along with Levis has designed Trucker Jacket. They are planning to build touch and gesture sensitive areas on the jacket sleeves. Through this users will be able to interact with a variety of services like music and maps. Also you can access your phones.
Supa Powered Sports Bra designed along with neon gives you a heart rate sensor and AI to give you a toned personality. These bras will be water resistant along with AI via Bluetooth. It will work on “invisible biometric sensors” to track things like UV levels.
Samsung NFC has placed Body Compass workout shirts that will monitor biometric data, weather and UV rates as well. It is useful to unlock the phone, swap business cards digitally, set gadgets to office and drive modes.
Neopenda has fitted sign monitors inside newborn babies’ hats to measure their temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate and blood oxygen saturation.