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Wireless e-textiles

Technology #2018-237

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John Ho
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Market Opportunity

The global e-textiles market was around $100 million in 2015 and it is estimated to reach over $3 billion by 2026 with “Sports and Fitness” and “Medical and Healthcare” being the two largest sectors.

Technology

The technology relates to a method to confine radio waves onto clothing patterned with conductive textiles.

Category

Sensors

Stage of Development

TRL5

Applications

1.  Athletic wear

2.  Medical clothing

 Advantages

1.  Efficient and secure transmission of wireless signals

2.  Efficient power transfer

3.  No interference with nearby devices

4.  Cheap (cost of fabrication: $10)

Status

Patent pending. Available for research collaboration and licensing