Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Windgo gets US patent for IoT wearable products

Windgo gets US patent for IoT wearable products

Sep '19
Pic: Windgo
Pic: Windgo
Windgo has been granted US patent number 10,376,423 for an invention that will provide Internet of Things (IoT) sensory and response communications to devices worn on human and animal bodies. Windgo, based in the US, has researched, developed, and produced variety of smart products and other intelligent product subsystems in the sensory and digital markets.

Many new wearable devices are envisioned to evolve from this new patent and Windgo is actively looking for commercialisation partners. A few of the examples in this patent family are smart bandages, diapers, and socks. Each of these items will be able to take relevant biological readings, communicate with a smart mobile device via IoT and provide a dynamic controlled response to the wearer’s body as instructed through a wireless mobile application. This new technology will allow expansive evolution for rapid development of devices that can monitor the body and report health status conditions to a remote device such as a mobile phone via wireless networks such as Bluetooth BLE, Wi-Fi, or RFID / nearfield communication (NFC), according to Windgo.

The sensor readings can be logged and graphed over time to establish baseline trends and verify health status based on profile driven data analytics. The user or their care provider can establish parameters to determine out-of-bound or alert conditions which can be reported to a supervisory health management network engine. The health monitoring resources can be managed at extremely low-cost and energy by utilising IoT cloud computing and machine learning artificial intelligence. These new patented devices will enable access through the user application interface (API) on their phone providing the ability to monitor and track trending data alerts over time. Emergency conditions can be automatically relayed to medical personnel without any user intervention. The alert information is determined based on a user’s profile and trending data events that have been predetermined as abnormal and critical.

The wearer of the device will also be able to reap the benefits of controlled response from the smart IoT wearable device. By utilising advanced microelectronic circuits within layers of the wearable device the capabilities will allow features that have historically been impractical. Smart bandages will allow the user to receive pre-programmed or adaptive therapeutic stimulus and medication directly from the bandage’s smart response module. The health module within the smart bandage will alert a network module such as a mobile device of any readings that may indicate a need for adjustments to medication dosages. The correct dosages are then delivered on a scheduled basis or event trigger dispensed automatically to the body.

Other applications for the smart bandage are timed release delivery for pain medication, tapered drug therapies such a buprofen, acetaminophen, antibiotics, nicotine, cannabinoid (CBD), and other therapeutic ointment, oils, or liquids. The delivery of the medication can be monitored for temperature, oxygen levels, alcohol levels, bacterial content, and other measurable readings during the medical regimen. This can prevent delivery to a patient during a non-ideal medical reaction.

Another product in the wearables patent family is a smart diaper. Smart diapers will allow health monitoring of bodily fluid and determination of content to report trending anomalous data to the parent or care provider. The smart diaper will be able to identify liquid conductivity, ammonia content, sugars, acidity, and other sensory data utilising Lab on a Chip technology. The Windgo Baby 1, 2, 3 application will allow parents and caregivers the ability to instantly be alerted to the contents of the diaper and determine actions to proactively mitigate problems. Actions can be programmed such as absorption modes, diaper rash minimisation, and scent compensation modes. (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Retail | On 30th Jul 2021

Great Britain vacancy rate rises to 14.5% in Q2 2021 from 14.1% in Q1

In the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, the overall Great Britain vacancy ...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 30th Jul 2021

Prime Content| Here's why global cotton trade will rise in July-Dec 2021

Global cotton trade is expected to rise in the coming months of 2021...

Pic: Puma

Apparel/Garments | On 30th Jul 2021

German sportswear brand Puma's April-June sales escalate 96%

Puma, one of the world's leading sports brands, reported 95.8 per...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Marry craft and utility

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Donating 20,000 N95 masks to hospitals & NGOs

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Delay in adopting water sustainability both financially & environmentally...

Nina Smith,

Nina Smith

GoodWeave International, a nonprofit working to end child, forced and...

Barry Goodwin,

Barry Goodwin

UK based Amba Projex Ltd designs, manufactures, and installs industrial...

Ritu Oberoi,

Ritu Oberoi

Established in 2018, Forsarees is a socially driven business enterprise,...

Dave Rousse, INDA

Dave Rousse

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of ...

Sven Ghyselinck, Devan Chemical

Sven Ghyselinck
Devan Chemical

Headquartered in Belgium and with offices in the United Kingdom, Portugal...

Shlomzion Chen, Seevix

Shlomzion Chen

Seevix Material Sciences Ltd, which develops and manufactures synthetic...

Sweta Agarwal, A Humming Way

Sweta Agarwal
A Humming Way

A Humming Way (AHW) is inspired by the old-world regalia of Rajasthan...

Seema Agrawal, Artisan Saga

Seema Agrawal
Artisan Saga

Artisan Saga, founded by Kaushik Rajani and Seema Agrawal, is an online...

Megha Kumari & Jigar Mali, Label Megha & Jigar

Megha Kumari & Jigar Mali
Label Megha & Jigar

New Delhi based label Megha & Jigar blends India's unique handcrafts...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

July 2021

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

Advanced Search