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Flex & MAS Holdings develop smart clothing
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Mar '17
A new 'Firefly' activewear is all set to make running, bicycling and working on construction site much safer. The Firefly is the result of collaboration between Flex and MAS Holdings to innovate technologies which enable integration of the Intelligence of Things into clothing, and more natural, intuitive interactions between people and technology.
 
The partnership was unveiled at Wearable Technologies show in San Francisco. 
 
Firefly smart clothing is unique in embedding a series of 18 LED lights which flash in a pattern that looks like a moving person. This gives better safety than the current clothing-based safety systems - reflectors rely on external light sources, so a driver may not see a reflector on a jacket in time, and fixed lights are not as easy to see as a string of flashing lights. The Firefly products include shirts and safety belts to make running, bicycling or working on a construction site much safer.
 
Flex worked with MAS Holdings to make sure the motion of the flashing lights would look like a person running or riding a bike from a long distance, as the lights show a runner's moving arms or a bicyclist's pumping legs. The battery charge on a shirt is expected to last about five hours between charges, or a week's worth of workouts. (SV)

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