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ITRI, Xplova, Everest Textile to make fitness platform
(From Left): Director of Xplova Jia-Yan Chen, ITRI President Edwin Liu, ITRI Senior VP Jia-Ruey Duann, and Everest Textile VP Eric Wu. Pic: Globenews Wire
The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Xplova, and Everest Textile have joined hands to develop a digital fitness platform. The three will develop innovative applications in smart sports and digital health around ITRI’s iStimUweaR, a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honouree. They aim to promote such applications in the smart sports sector.
This will help companies gain a competitive edge in the global markets.
The three have signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) at the ongoing CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Under the MoU, each party is able to play to their strengths. ITRI, for instance, has a smart wearable system that can be integrated into fabrics for exercise performance evaluation and healthcare improvement. Everest Textile, a major supplier to the world’s greatest sports brands including Nike, Decathlon, Lululemon, and The North Face, will produce innovative, high value-added textile products such as smart garments and accessories for cyclists. Xplova, a subsidiary of Acer that specialises in smart cycling computer, can combine these products with its smart devices and technology platform to collect data and provide cyclists feedback.
“I am glad ITRI can work together with our brilliant industry partners to develop a digital fitness platform and deliver the values of technologies to our society. This strategic cooperation forges a seamless supply chain. It joins the efforts of a technology innovator, a textile manufacturer, and a smart sport training system architect. The MoU enables the three parties to tap into the digital electronics market, promote sports technologies, and seize new business opportunities,” said ITRI president Edwin Liu. “It also reflects ITRI’s commitment to maximising the impact of its R and D results and helping industries transform and upgrade,” he added.
“With the recent surge of sports technology worldwide, Xplova is moving into the field of smart training that offers a platform for users at home to experience cycling challenges with other online users or simply work out alone. It is our honour to sign the MoU to develop a digital fitness platform with ITRI and Everest Textile. Through this cross-sector cooperation, we hope to provide a perfect solution for consumers from outdoors to indoors and across amateurs to professionals,” commented director of Xplova Jia-Yan Chen.
“Everest is an R and D oriented and vertically integrated textile company, manufacturing products from yarns to garments. We have an extensive global network, especially our new manufacturing factory here in United State, Forest city of North Carolina,” said Everest Textile VP Eric Wu. He is happy with the initial result of the smart clothing products made with ITRI’s iStimUweaR, and appreciates the support from and teamwork with ITRI and Xplova. “ITRI and Xplova are the most impressive partners that we have worked with. We look forward to a successful partnership and a promising future!”
ITRI’s iStimUweaR is a health-assisting system integrating TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) into fabrics to intelligently evaluate body status and exercise performance and provide optimised stimulation for pain relief, self-massage, and personal healthcare evaluation and improvement.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (SV)
The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Xplova, and Everest Textile have joined hands to develop a digital fitness platform. The three will develop innovative applications in smart sports and digital health around ITRI's iStimUweaR, a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honouree. They aim to promote such applications in the smart sports sector.