New smart clothing is currently under development by Seismic, a Menlo Park, CA-based startup, who is equipping clothes with robotics and sensor technology to create a new market called Powered Clothing. As the name suggests the integrated robotics enable wearers to receive assisted help when required thanks to the integrated electromechanical muscles within the clothing.
“The Powered Clothing integrates discreet robotics, designed to help you move better by working in collaboration with your body to give you strength, stability, and power. The clothing is designed to help people with daily activities like, standing up, carrying and lifting items, extending standing, sitting down, walking and more.”
Watch the video below to learn more about the lightweight breathable apparel which is currently under development. Unfortunately no information on pricing or availability has been released as yet by Seismic, who also has yet to provide video footage of their new Powered Clothing in action. As soon as more details, demonstrations are released we will keep you up to speed as always.
“We have strategically pursued different market verticals with significant partners that share our vision for impacting quality of life in their respective areas through Powered Clothing,” Seismic CEO and founder Rich Mahoney said. “I’m thrilled to open our programmable platform to our partners and enhance Powered Clothing’s utility in new ways to achieve unprecedented results in industries beyond personal wellness like occupational safety, wellness and lifestyle, and healthcare.”