The chemical industry makes wearable electronics possible


More and more of us are routinely using activity trackers and smartwatches to measure how we feel or how well we perform a sports activity. But what if we go one step further and incorporate a bunch of smart sensors into our clothes?

Have a look at how the chemical industry makes wearable technology possible.

Adding smart sensors to your clothes
Wish to measure your sports performance? The chemical industry has found a way to add a sensor to any type of fabric. The sensor is layered with a shield that protects it from exposure, makes it water-resistant, yet still allows it to function as a conductor. This enables you to track your pulse, breathing rate, muscle tension and form.

Controlling your coat’s temperature via smartphone
The chemical industry has created a technology that can generate heat in clothing when powered, creating actively controlled on-body warming. You can control the temperature through buttons or an app on your phone. How does it work? The chemical industry provides protective shields and layers that regulate the heat and make the technology fit for any garment.

Charging your phone without a power plug
If you wish to use your phone to power up the heat on your clothes, you’d better make sure it is charged. And we may soon no longer need a socket and charger to do so. We have come up with a solution to add a wireless recharging feature to furniture, e.g. a countertop. A transmitter can be placed below a countertop, be it in your office, your kitchen or bathroom. Energy is transferred wirelessly from the transmitter to your device using magnetic fields.

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