Smart Uniforms - A B-To-B Compelling Model For Smart Textiles
Estrel Hall A
11:15 - 11:40
Adding electronics into uniforms could increase worker safety and enhance situational awareness and operational capabilities. Clare King will talk about the challenges of designing and manufacturing smart uniforms, her company's involvement over the last decade in the development of smart uniforms for fire fighters and current work with the US Navy.
Speaker Biography (Jim Owens)
Jim Owens is the Principal and founder of Nautilus Defense LLC. Jim has been involved in engineering projects spanning a broad range of disciplines from a young age. He is the Principle Expert of the SPAWAR-sponsored Integrated Maritime Surveillance System, which monitors thousands of miles of shipping lanes in Southeast Asia. At present, Jim is working on forwarding the technology landscape of electrically functional clothing systems for the United States Navy.
Company Profile (Propel LLC)
Propel LLC, Pawtucket RI USA, is a company dedicated to the development of transforming textile technologies for the US Military and Fire Services. Using a wealth of experience in textile materials and processes, the Propel team thinks about and solves complex problems from conceptualization through materials development, prototyping and full-scale manufacturing. Current projects include two highly significant contracts with the US Navy, and, partnered with Patagonia Inc., the design and prototyping of a suit for emergency use inside US submarines.