Japan Partners Unveil Hitoe Sensing Fabric
DoCoMo and partners unveil highly conductive nanofiber cloth; actual ‘wearable’ material for biometrics http://bit.ly/1mkB1VI
Toray Industries, Inc., Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation and NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announce the development of functional materials “hitoe” that it is possible to acquire biometric information such as heart rate, ECG waveform by simply clothing, we have put to practical use. In addition, NTT DoCoMo, Inc. smartphone and biological information measuring wear using, “hitoe” by the end of 2014 all year round We are planning to start providing services using such.
This time, be to special coating the highly conductive resin nanofiber cloth is a state-of-the-art fiber material, durable, NTT and Toray, the practical application of functional materials “hitoe” that can be detected with high sensitivity biological signal was successful. In addition, utilizing wearable products such as, “hitoe” DoCoMo, WM (I Move) health platform of DoCoMo HealthCare’s Noteone start that work together, said the center and health promotion field and the field of sports I will aim to provide new services.