AFFOA: Partnership with Loomia for heated han...

Partnership with Loomia for heated handwear

(Source: AFFOA)
(Source: AFFOA)

A partnership has been formed to develop highly tactile, heated handwear that could be applicable to both commercial/recreational and military customers.
For this collaborative project, Loomia will provide technology to be used in a heated glove insert, while Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), Cambridge, MA/USA, will lead customer discovery, deliver system architecture designs, and produce an interface control unit. In addition to the heated glove insert, Loomia will also develop a heated sleeve. Both items will provide thermal comfort to users in harsh climates, or other areas where this protection is deemed necessary.
The patented e-textile technology from Loomia Technologies, Inc., Culver City, CA/USA, is a soft, flexible circuit technology that can be embedded into a wide variety of fabrics and surfaces. The technology can provide lighting, heating, and sensing functionalities, and boasts customizable components and a lightweight integration. In the past, Loomia has worked with such companies as Hyundai and Analog Devices to create the foundational technology for soft goods products.
»Being able to use one’s hands in subzero temperatures can be the difference between life or death.«
Madison Maxey, Founder, Loomia

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