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Protection From Digital Elements - The New Role For E-textiles
Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, Germany
15:00 - 15:20
One of the primary purpose of clothing through the years has been to protect humans from natural elements - cold, heat, rain etc., while making us look good. Recent research from both US and EU including a 10 years FDA nominated NTP study made public in November 2018, point to the health risks posed by a "digital element" - non-ionizing radiation. This talk will share highlights of the latest research into this field and suggest ways of protecting humans from these digital elements through e-textiles
Nadia Kang is considered one of the pioneers in commercializing e-textiles and smart clothing. She has over 3 decades of experience in the industry including stints at R. H. Macy and Tah Tong Textiles where she managed the functional textile department. She joined Texray in 2009 and led the marketing efforts of its smart clothing initiative by using patented stainless yarn technology in garments for everyday wear. After a 3 year incubation period, this initiative was spun out as AiQ Smart Clothing Inc. in 2012, where she continues to serve as CMO. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Masters in Business Administration
http://www.aiqsmartclothing.com AiQ has been at the forefront of the smart clothing industry right from its inception and widely considered to be a thought leader in this space.. By taking a distinctly unique architectural approach, AiQ is working to accelerate the development of a wide variety of smart clothes focused at different slices of human life - work, play, entertain and stay healthy. AiQ's Smart Clothing Platform combines the latest technologies in compute, communications, sensors and actuators, with its patented interconnect technology, to develop and enable others to develop, a diverse set of next generation applications and use cases for smart clothes. AiQ's innovations are backed by over two hundred patents. AiQ believes that clothes are the universal wearables and making them smarter is a natural progression in leveraging the power of technology to enrich everyday experiences.