June 4, 2015

Source: PR Newswire

"Engineers at TE Connectivity's Wearables Lab Develop Tools and Processes to Make Smart Garments a Reality"

"Developing a smart piece of apparel using traditional garment manufacturing techniques poses a variety of challenges," said Nick Langston, head of the Wearables Lab at TE Connectivity. "An electronics factory is a very different environment than a garment factory, which is prone to high levels of dust and heat that are not optimal conditions for working with technological components. TE developed a process that leveraged the skills and tools textile workers are familiar with while ensuring that the new techniques won't compromise the connectivity of the garment." To make it possible, TE closely collaborated with Google Inc. to develop a process using traditional garment manufacturing tools and techniques to create a smart garment.

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