Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Textronics gets patent for textile-based electrode system
Textronics gets patent for textile-based electrode system
12
Feb '08
Textronics Inc, a leader in the development of wearable sensors for fitness and health monitoring, has been awarded a patent (7,308,294 B2) for its textile-based electrode system by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

The patent is for stretchy textile electrodes that can be incorporated into wearable garments to comfortably monitor the wearer's heart rate, ECG or other electrical activity of the body.

Textronics has commercialized this invention in its NuMetrex line of heart rate monitoring fitness apparel, including the NuMetrex Heart Sensing Sports Bra, Heart Sensing Racer Tank, and Cardio Shirt for Men.

NuMetrex garments replace the cumbersome heart rate monitoring chest straps that tend to chafe, slip and loosen during workouts. They are constructed of an advanced wicking fabric with conductive sensing fibers integrated into the chest band area of the shirt or sports bra.

The conductive fabric moves comfortably with the body, picking up the heart's electrical pulse and sending it to a compatible wristwatch or exercise machine via a tiny transmitter that is snapped into a pocket on the garment.

“Our heart rate monitoring fitness apparel has been worn by ultra-marathoners, Olympic athletes, college basketball players and even the Bionic woman,” said Textronics CEO Stacey Burr. “We are excited about the opportunity for textile electrodes to change the way people monitor their bodies for a wide range of health and fitness applications.”

Textronics Inc

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Myntra

Apparel/Garments | On 3rd Dec 2016

Myntra to be EBITA positive by FY18: CEO Narayanan

Myntra is on track to achieve sustainable growth and be EBITA...

Courtesy: India ITME Society

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

India ITME 2016 opens with over 1050 exhibitors

The India International Textile Machinery Exhibition (India ITME)...

Courtesy: Bruckner

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

Indian textile companies opt for Brückner stenter lines

Indian textile firms Laxmipati Sarees, makers of polyester sarees and ...

Interviews View All

Anshul Sood
Oceedee

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Sonia Agarwal
Whitenife

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
December 2016

December 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search