The thermal clothing innovation uses tiny sensors to monitor and analyze skin temperature, activity levels and environmental conditions to generate just the right amount of heat the wearer needs.
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France-based startup Clim8 has launched an intelligent heating technology that enables garments to monitor, analyze and regulate the wearer's body temperature. The clothing innovation was named the Gold Winner in the performance segment of the recently concluded ISPO Award 2017.
The technology involves embedding tiny sensors in the yarns, which are then used to make the garments. The thermal innovation can also be utilized in accessories such as hats, gloves and socks.
The sensors feature what the company calls advanced body mapping concept, allowing them to monitor and analyze skin temperature, activity levels and environmental conditions to generate just the right amount of heat the wearer needs.
To illustrate, once the garment is worn, the heating elements in the clothes increase temperature during cool-down periods, stop during physical activity and warm up again during breaks.
The clim8 technology also comes with a paired iOS- and Android-compatible app that allows users to calibrate the heat, adjust power settings to suit a particular workout, and track activities and burnt calories.
Additionally, the garments can be machine-washed on a gentle cycle. The clim8 intelligent thermal clothing technology retails at 149 euros or about $157 at current exchange rates.
More information is available at the company's website.