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Smart Clothes for Muscle Activities Monitoring
There is a clothing-type wearable device for measuring muscle activity by detecting a micro current on the muscle surface. However, this measuring method has drawbacks since it cannot measure the value accurately and it is not user-friendly (uncomfortable to wear).
This technology is demonstrated to solve the above-mentioned problems, in which the smart clothes was designed to measure the muscle activities. The solution consists of electrical element controller and device that are integrated to the clothing.
Technology Features, Specifications and Advantages
The inventor has acquired all relevant fundamental technologies from conductive ink/thread, fabric to electronic circuit module.
The manufacturing process for this smart clothes comprises 3 steps;
(a)forming a clothing pattern on a fabric part
(b) attaching at least one strain sensor on the clothes
(c) connecting the fabric to the sensors, e.g., strain sensor
The smart clothes offer an accurate measurement value, comfortability, and manufacturing costs reduction.
According to MarketsandMarkets in 2019, the overall smart clothing market is likely to grow from USD 1.6 billion in 2019 to USD 5.3 billion by 2024 and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 26.2% from 2019 to 2024.
The global demand for smart clothes will be boosted by the increasing demand for body-monitoring activities and the growing concern about sports and fitness.
Smart clothes can also be utilized in various fields from sport to national defense.
- Smart clothes can also be utilized in various fields from sport to national defense.
- Through this technology, measuring sensors can be embodied in clothes.
- It is comfortable to wear smart clothes and its measurement of muscle activities is accurate.
- As it is relatively easy to manufacture smart clothes through this technology, it can reduce the manufacturing cost significantly.