WT Innovation World Cup Categories
Tracking performance is becoming more and more popular, and various platforms and social media make sharing information easier than ever. It is also increasingly important for athletes to get qualified input about vital data during workouts. Wearable Technologies are key to making such measurements smooth and unobtrusive. While GPS watches, heart rate monitors or pedometers are already used widely, the Innovation World Cup is looking for new or enhanced wearable devices that make tracking even easier and data transmission faster and more secure.
An ageing population, a rise in non-communicable diseases and quickly increasing healthcare costs, but also a better awareness of the benefits of a healthier life, call for new options in the health care market. Remote patient monitoring allows people to keep track of their health while avoiding unnecessary visits to the doctor and save costs at the same time. This is not only a market with an extremely high growth potential, but also a very diverse market with basically endless opportunities for new technology solutions. And only wearable medical devices actually give patients more independence and the freedom to move around as they like, all the more reason to submit a solution for the healthcare & wellness category.
Wearable Technologies are essential in countless industries in order to ensure highest, up-to-date safety and security standards. Whether it is about special lighting technologies for better visibility, home security systems, protective clothing and special gear for extreme sports, rescue teams, workers, or tracking devices for a healthy life style. How else can WT improve security and prevention?
The world of gaming has been undergoing massive changes, and the tools that are used are becoming as unobtrusive as never imagined before. Hence, wearable devices are key to smooth processes and novel, fun experiences. But not only when it comes to gaming wearable devices are influencing our lifestyle increasingly, also when we think about the tools we use to operate our household devices or other gadgets used in communication or for playing music or videos.
Consumers use more and more wearable technologies in their everyday life, incorporating smartphones and social media seamlessly. Smart clothing is the next step into the future. Running shoes or shirts tracking physical activities, mood jackets, and proximity sensing t-shirts; the possibilities to integrate technology into clothing are endless. One day everybody will wear at least some clothing that is networked in a subtle and intelligent way, but most wearable technologies are still too chunky to be worn on the body like a second skin. AiQ Smart Clothing Inc., a key player in this field, and WT Innovation World Cup are looking for a cutting-edge innovation – a completely new textile solution, including fabric (or textile construction on fabrics or other textile objects), garment engineering, and power systems.
Consumers use more and more wearable technologies in their everyday life, incorporating smartphones and social media seamlessly. Smart clothing is the next step into the future. Smart running shoes or shirts tracking physical activities, mood jackets, and proximity sensing t-shirts; the possibilities to integrate technology into functional or fun clothing are endless. Soon everybody will wear at least some clothing that is subtly and intelligently connected somehow.
Most wearable technologies are still too chunky to be worn like a second skin. Though there is a lot of potential with nanotechnology, new threads, and new ways to power the clothes, there are numerous applications and functionalities waiting to be developed. We just need to start.
Whether for sport & fitness, outdoor, home, or health care, AiQ Smart Clothing Inc., a key player in this area, creates fashionable, functional, and machine washable clothes. To maintain their leading know-how and stay on to, AiQ attaches great importance to research and development, and is investing in new ideas and innovations.
You have an idea for a completely new textile solution, including fabric (or textile construction on fabrics or other textile objects), garment engineering, and power systems? Submit your idea to the WT Innovation World Cup’s Special Prize “Smart Clothing”, sponsored by AiQ, to innovationworldcup.com. Get the chance to work with, develop, and produce your new “Smart Clothing” with AiQ Smart Clothing Inc.
In the past months we have seen some new jewelry wearables coming up: smart bracelets, necklaces, rings, pendants, key chains, and even hair clips providing functions like iPhone connections, emergency buttons and alerting functions, remote control of mobile phones, fitness trackers, etc. They can adapt to mood parameters, measure sun exposure, make payments, and control home appliances. Some of them are already available, some of them are still in a pre market phase. The special prize of the WT Innovation World Cup invites developers and entrepreneurs to think about the next era of jewelry wearables.
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