Features a patented free-form printed circuit process that allows electronic systems to be assembled directly onto textiles.
The wearables market is quickly transforming from rigid boxed devices, such as smart watches and wrist bands, to smart garments based on e-textiles. Taking this transition one step further is Pireta, a UK-based company whose technology enables “truly wearable” smart garments and e-textiles. Made possible by developing a unique and patented free-form printed circuit process that allows electronic systems to be assembled directly onto textiles, Pireta’s technology makes the fabric itself conductive. Here are five things you need to know about Pireta’s technology.
1. How does the technology work?
Pireta’s technology uses an innovative chemical process to make areas of fabric electrically conductive. The process, which incorporates a printed step, is free form and selective – almost any conductive pattern can be printed directly onto an existing textile. The technology allows electronic systems to be assembled directly on fabrics, enabling
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