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FEATURE

by Pamela Mills-Senn

TEXTILES HAVE BECOME MORE RESPONSIVE,
PROVIDING HEALTH AND WELLNESS BENEFITS
WHILE CREATING WORLDS OF POSSIBILITIES
FOR MANUFACTURERS AND USERS ALIKE.

I

t wasn't long ago that the demands placed
on textiles were relatively straightforward.
Whether apparel, furnishings, car seats,
bedding, medical fabrics or others, textiles
were tasked with meeting a generally
standard set of requirements within each arena.
Of course, quality and performance did vary,
with some textiles finding a wider audience than
others, but for the most part, the expectations
placed on them were fairly routine.

The LOOMIA Electronic
Layer (LEL) is an e-textile
circuit system developed
for powering soft goods. The
technology can bring lighting,
heating and sensing to a range
of products, such as outdoor
gear, car seats and medical
apparel. This image shows a soft,
flexible lighting strip with flat LEDs.
Photo: LOOMIA Technologies Inc.

Not anymore. Today's textiles have moved beyond the basics,
transforming to become intelligent and interactive. This evolution
has particular implications for the health and wellness arenas, which
stand to benefit from the marriage of technology and textiles. Although
the innovations presented in this article differ, and some are closer
to release than others, they all serve as examples of what exciting
possibilities are on the horizon for textiles.
POWERING SOFT GOODS
"Circuit boards power the world but are built for hard goods,"
says Madison Maxey, founder/CEO of New York, N.Y., LOOMIA
Technologies Inc. "We make a new form-factor of circuit-a soft
circuit system-that can be used to power soft goods. Our soft-circuit
systems can be used when standard PCBs [printed circuit boards]
aren't up to the task."
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