There’s another smart fabric coming to market soon, this time from DuPont.
Dubbed Intexar™ smart clothing, it includes technology that transforms ordinary fabrics into active, connected, intelligent garments that provide information on heart rate, breathing rate, form awareness and muscle tension. Intexar is seamlessly embedded directly onto fabric to create thin, form-fitting circuits. DuPont says the product looks and feels good too, offering the wearer superior stretch and comfort.
For the moment, the technology is being marketed to the athletic wear industry, but it could also be useful to those who work in healthcare, the military and first responders. Like other smart fabrics, time will be the ultimate judge.