Mr Akseli Reho, CEO
Nov 20, 2014.
Wearable applications in their true form will be built into what we're already used to wearing all the time; our clothes. Clothing and textile accessories are a natural and accessible platform for gathering biometric sensor data from the human body. Sensors and other electronics will eventually shrink in size, appearance and cost to disappear in clothing. Through forgettable textile-integrated sensors we can gather large amounts of data over long periods for many applications in ergonomics, sleep patterns, activity, fitness levels, recovery, etc. Everybody could have a constantly updated, personal medical history for a doctor to pull up at any needed time
Speaker Biography (Akseli Reho)
Akseli Reho is the founder and CEO of the Finnish wearable sensor pioneer Clothing Plus. With a M.Sc. degree in telecommunications, Mr. Reho has been an active member in the wearables community since 1998 and his work has been instrumental in bridging the gap between electronics and textiles in manufacturing. Under his direction Clothing+ has been mass-producing millions of textile-integrated wearable sensors since 2002 and continues to make an ever greater impact on the sports and medical markets.
Company Profile (Clothing+)
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Clothing Plus is the world's largest developer and manufacturer of textile-integrated biometric sensors. With more than 15 years of experience in wearable technology and supplying the key global brands in sports and medical business with first class body monitoring sensors, Clothing+ is strengthening its position as the pioneering expert in textile wearables. As the creator of the world's first textile heart rate sensor strap for Polar in 2002, Clothing+ now seeks to reinvent and revolutionize monitoring the human being through even better and more fine-tuned products and manufacturing processes and adding key technology partners to its network. Clothing+ supplies some 75% of the world's textile heart rate sensor products and have the technology to measure any biosignals. Clothing+ is launching several more sensor-equipped products with a number of global brands in 2014.