Research institute unveils tech-infused textile
By Ted Chen, The China Post
June 5, 2014, 12:00 am TWN
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Taiwan Textile Research Institute (TTRI) on Tuesday unveiled its award-winning Cardio Care, a revolutionary product redefining the concept of wearable devices at the COMPUTEX Taipei trade show.
The product embodies the latest breakthroughs at TTRI, combining the comfort, breathability, flexibility and moisture wicking properties of engineered textiles with the connectivity and sensor capabilities of mobile devices.
The new technology-infused fabric is fashioned into a garment, providing unparalleled comfort and convenience unseen in other common mobile wearable device products. When worn, the product is able to provide real-time monitoring data on heart rate variability to a smart wristband or smartwatch device using Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ data transmission protocols. The garment also provides compression support to muscles and the sternum.
Most notably, Cardio Care received distinction in the Red Dot design Award 2014 and has passed various international certifications including ISO and CE.
In addition, Cardio Care is available in variants catering to the needs of female joggers, including seamless stitching for improved comfort. Other variants are available for cyclists, with optional blood oxygen level sensing athletic gloves.