The US Department of Commerce in collaboration with the Industrial Fabrics Association International has invited the well-known Globe Manufacturing Company to share their thoughts at what can be called as the first of its kind, Smart Fabrics Summit planned to be conducted in Washington DC. It is known that Penny Pritzker, the US Secretary of Commerce will take the onus of moderating the selected panel of business leaders.
The summit is being conducted as a way to foster the relations between the US Apparels and this new found technology to give to the identification of public policies, which can push the idea of designing and manufacturing of smart fabrics.
Globe, along with Propel, its team project partner is slated to present the system devised for fire-fighters as well as other first responders, to monitor real-time physiology as well as location known as the Wearable Advanced Sensor Platform or WASP.
Expressing her consent on the same, Ms.Pritzker agreed that the rapid advancement in technology is doing a great job in fostering some much desired changes in textile sector by aiding the development of new capabilities. This, is fact, has brought about a revolution in the way everyday consumers, first responders, athletes and even patients interact with their apparels.
WASP is one such step towards changing the way people, especially first responders see their clothes as. These smart-fabrics will not only interact with the environment of the wearer but will also communicate the details of the same to the relevant devices with the help of conductive yarns and embedded sensors.