DuPont Electronics & Imaging has been making flexible circuitry for decades, but our customers wanted electronics that were flexible and stretchy enough to fit in clothing - electronics that could snap back to size and survive exposure to the elements. When we introduced DuPont™ Intexar™, an electronic ink and film that transforms fabric into smart clothing, it kicked off a cascade of innovative ideas for applications including fitness gear, heated garments, wearable health care, and more. In a 5G world, this technology could even continuously and comfortably connect patients at home to remote monitoring systems. Smart clothing with Intexar™ is currently being tested by pro sports teams, and we’re working with organizations in the medical industry to explore its use in that sector, too.
The Owlet Band – made with DuPont™ Intexar™ ultra-thin fabric sensors – feels like comfortable clothing but uses specialized sensors and state-of-the-art algorithms, housed in a fabric band that sits around an expectant mother's abdomen, to track the baby’s heartbeat and activity levels, sending real-time data wirelessly to a smartphone.
Expecting parents can wake up to a wellness report of their unborn child and can see if the baby’s heartbeat and movement are within acceptable ranges. This innovative technology gives parents important insights into the wellness of their developing infant during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, all in the comfort of their own home, and provides useful data to discuss with prenatal care providers.
At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, OwletCare’s new Owlet Band with Intexar™ technology won the Best of Innovation in Wearable Technologies award – usually awarded to a smart watch – and was an honoree in Tech to Change the World.
The 50 top leaders at DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences have identified seven central goals and two focus areas within the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In autumn, the company will host a workshop presenting tools for others with the same ambitions.
Renault Sport Racing and DuPont today announced a multi-year strategic technical partnership to deliver new technology to help advance Formula 1 and other racing programs. Through a shared vision to address unique challenges in the rapidly changing mainstream automotive industry, Renault Sport Racing and DuPont will also explore opportunities to co-innovate and accelerate development of new technology for future consumer and road car applications.
Expectant mothers can wake up to a wellness report of their unborn child and be notified if fetal heartbeat and movement are within acceptable ranges with the new Owlet Band, winner of two CES awards in the categories of Wearable Technology and Tech to Change the World. Specialized sensors housed in a fabric band that sits around the mother's abdomen track fetal heart rate and kick count, sending real-time data to a smartphone.
The agreement, supported by an initial investment of more than one million euros mainly made by DuPont, exemplifies the concept of circular economy and will lead to significant reductions in energy, water and transport consumption for both companies.