Smart jacket from Nike has automatic air vents

September 25th, 2023

The Aerogami jacket is breathable performance gear with on-demand ventilation. Photos: Nike NIKE has introduced a jacket equipped with automatic air venting technology that closes and opens to keep runners warm and cool as they jog. The company’s “Aerogami” has air vents that appear as creases and folds across the smart jacket where tiny, winged vents open when […]

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From fiber to final product

September 14th, 2020

Wearables become more commercially viable with conductive fiber technology.   By Marie O’Mahony Fibers that offer sensing with purpose have been given a more determined emphasis with the current pandemic. Like many smart materials and wearable technologies, there may be many exciting advances, but finding an application as equally forward looking can be challenging. Some recent […]

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When innovation succeeds

June 10th, 2019

Collaborative, long-term efforts produce successful new products and applications. by Marie O’Mahony The Kjus Hydro_Bot ski jacket is designed for enhanced performance in extreme conditions. It features an individually controlled electronic moisture management system. Photo: Kjus Hydro_Bot . Harvard professor and author of The Innovator’s Dilemma (1997), Clayton M. Christensen, identified two forms of innovation: […]

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Loomia launches self-heating jacket for women

March 11th, 2019

Loomia will launch its first direct-to-consumer product March 15, a women's self-heating jacket that features Loomia’s wire-free, soft-circuit system. The slim-line jacket is designed to fill a market need for women, as most heated jackets on the market are designed for men and altered to make a women’s version.  The company's H1 jacket takes into […]

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Lubrizol collaboration produces Multi-Tech Commuter Jacket

November 26th, 2018

The Lubrizol Corp., Wickliffe, Ohio, has unveiled its fashion-functional Multi-Tech Commuter (MTC) Jacket that provides the wearer with warmth-on-demand, without added weight or bulk. The jacket is the result of a multiple-partner collaboration among experts in the wearables market, including Lubrizol, Principled Design, ACI Materials, and Butler Technologies. The partnership took the project from concept […]

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