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Teijin displays sensing sportswear at Wearable expo

Teijin Frontier, the Teijin Group’s fibres and products converting company, is displaying a new line of sportswear and other clothing incorporating ‘wearable solutions’ at the 5th Wearable expo, in stand W14-8, West hall. The leading trade fair for wearable devices and related technology is being held at the Tokyo Big Site, from January 16-18, 2019.

Teijin Frontier’s stand is showcasing motion-sensing and vital-sign sensing products. The company has developed new products integrating highly functional fibres and sensing techniques. Test sales will start with two types of new product, which will leverage continuing advances in IoT technology to provide new solutions to evolving social needs, according to Teijin Frontier.

The Coaching wear is an anti-slip Nanofront ultrafine fibre wear that deploys an algorithm which visualises the difference between the actual motion of the wearer and their ideal motion at a particular time. It is expected that this technology will be applied in various scenarios, including the improvement of sports techniques, the transfer of technology know-how, and more effective support for those undergoing physical rehabilitation.

The Vital sensing wear facilitates sustainable and highly accurate sensing of the heart’s electrical activity, heart rates, and activity levels, minimising the noise generated by contact of the body with sportswear during exercise. It combines the ultrafine fibre Nanofront with vital-sign sensing technology, and by simultaneously sensing heart rates and activity levels it can be used in various scenarios including sports team management and the prediction of heatstroke risk.

Nanofront’s high level of grip prevents vibration and displacement of sensors, allowing highly accurate measurement. In the future, Teijin Frontier plans to deploy comfortable and functional materials such as the outdoor sports textile Deltapeak and the stretchable and soft textile Solotex.

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