DuPont Advanced Materials has developed a new generation of stretchable electronic inks and films which clothing makers can use to create smart clothing.
DuPont Intexar smart clothing technology transforms ordinary fabrics into active, connected, intelligent garments that provide critical biometric data including heart rate, breathing rate, form awareness, and muscle tension. The key is electronic ink and film that can withstand stretching, 100 wash-and-dry cycles. “You can treat this smart clothing like any other piece of athletic wear,” the company explains on its website.
“DuPont Intexar is first-to-market technology that completely changes the wearables industry as we know it. And it’s manufacturer-ready, right now.
The fabrics were revealed at last week’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in the US.
“Every athlete – from professional to everyday – can benefit from smart clothing to help boost their performance; but it has to look good and feel good,” said Michael Burrows, global business manager, DuPont Advanced Materials. “Intexar is a game-changing technology and will truly move the needle in making smart garments as comfortable as regular fitness clothing.”