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Startup Xenoma Announces Camera-Free, Gesture-Tracking, E-Skin Smart Apparel

Executive Summary

  • Smart apparel company Xenoma is planning to launch a preconsumer version of its e-skin,sensor-embedded smart shirt on Kickstarter in Augustat a price of $479.
  • E-skin apparel uses stretchable sensors and electronics that detect the user’s movement while maintaining the comfort, durability and machine wash ability of a regular shirt.
  • E-skin features a next-generation wearable interface that enables camera-free motion capture and tracking in a garment that is as comfortable as a regular shirt. Applications include gaming, fitness and healthcare.
  • The shirt contains 14 strain sensors, plus a hub with a six-axis accelerometer and gyroscope. The hub transmits information to smartphones, tablets and PCs via Bluetooth.
  • The shirt provides the same level of functionality as the one in Xenoma’s Developer’s Kit and is being offered to the first 100 backers,with the goal of raising $50,000 through the Kickstarter campaign.

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