Teijin launches unique line-ups of wearable solutions
Teijin has launched a unique line-up of wearable devices integrating highly functional materials, sensing techniques, and know-how in home healthcare to provide new solutions for the society. Teijin, based in Japan, is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of environmental value; safety, security, and disaster mitigation.
The new coaching wear helps to improve sports skills. The coaching wear visualises the difference between the actual motion of wearers and their ideal motions by capturing motions with the accurate sensing technology. It is a combination of motion sensing technology and Teijin’s ultra-fine polyester nanofibre nanofront, which has highly slip resistant property, so the sensing wear has a good comfort without restricting athletes’ movements and strong compression. The conventional way of obtaining image date requires special devices and places, such as camera and photo-studio, but the new coaching wear enable to detect movement by just wearing the sensing wear, according to Teijin.
The company has launched vital sensing wear that does not require supervision in team sports. This clothing 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. The original wireless communication technology made it possible to collect the personal data simultaneously up to 1,000.
Teijin has launched piezoelectronic braided cords that improves shooting skills. A sensor in the shapes of Japanese traditional braided cords, known as kumihimo, detects user’s motions. For example, soccer shoes installed this sensor detects contact area of the ball by kicking impact. The hitting power of tennis ball on each string is also detected by sensor installed racket’s gat. This soft and flexible piezoelectric braded cords enable the sensors to be fashioned in a wide variety of thicknesses, lengths, and shapes. Other useful features are low noise and high sensitivity.
The company has also made the wearable ECG-textile that measures 12-lead electrocardiogram. The wearable electrode textile incorporated the traditional Japanese Nishijin-brocade weaving technique, that enables rapid, accurate 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) measurements. To increase surviving rates, quick, and accurate measurement is desirable prior to emergency transport, especially for cardiac disease which is highly required for rapid treatment. The normal procedure is to fix ten electrodes to the patient, but it is difficult to perform correctly in the field under emergency conditions. This wearable ECG-textile will solve the issue by following the guidelines on the strip e-textile to the patient’s chest (size S, M, L, and LL) to wrap around without adjustment for electrode.
Teijin’s 2breathe supports good sleep. The smart device and mobile app leads to sleep, relieves pre-sleep tension and midnight wake up issues. The vertical movement of abdomen is detected by this small device which sends the data to smartphone via Bluetooth, and the app converts to the sound. It helps to reduce the neural sympathetic activity by relaxing your mind and body when your breath synchronised to the sounds. Teijin has exclusive sales rights in Japan.
Smart fire-fighters’ uniform incorporating sophisticated wearable device contributes to the safety management. The smart firefighter’s uniform predicts heatstroke risk by estimating deep body temperature. The device installed in this uniform monitors the temperature and precise position of firefighters and transmits the resulting data in real time to management systems at the scenes of fires and to firefighting headquarters, where it can be analysed to accurately estimate deep body temperature and, thereby, ensure firefighters’ safety. The uniform is made by heat-resistant, flame-retardant Teijinconex meta-aramid fibre and high-tenacity Technora para-aramid fibre. The card case-sized sensing device is developed by Teijin’s IT business, using impact-resistant polycarbonate resin Panlite. (GK)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India