Jabil Circuit Inc., an electronic product solutions company, and Clothing+, acquired by Jabil in June 2015, have introduced Peak+, an innovative smart garment reference design for building an integrated textile, heart-rate monitoring (HRM) system. Jabil and Clothing+ partnered with Suunto, a manufacturer of heart rate monitors, and Firstbeat, a provider of physiological analytics for sports, fitness and wellbeing.
- Clothing+ textile-integrated electronics that disappear into fabrics for comfort, durability and convenience;
- Suunto wireless transmitter that transfers accurate measurement data collected from garment sensors to a smartphone app, providing easy access to tracked HRM data;
- Firstbeat research-based, patented analytics of HRM data delivering insight and actionable feedback into stress, recovery and effects of physical training; and
- Jabil’s ideation, design, manufacturing and supply chain expertise, as well as the ability to bring quality products to market quickly and reliably.
As the e-textile industry’s first reference design, Clothing+, Suunto, Firstbeat and Jabil are helping their customers to take some of the time and risk out of smart-garment development. Throughout each step of the highly customizable design and development process, regular testing takes place to ensure accurate measurement collection.
Finland-based Clothing+ brings nearly two decades of experience in textile-integrated electronics. The company has helped major brands achieve first-to-market status with smart textile products.
Since its acquisition of Clothing+, Jabil has bolstered the organization’s global manufacturing and distribution. A new research and development lab near Jabil’s Florida headquarters will enable Clothing+ researchers to build on their pioneering e-textile work. Jabil also has expanded Clothing+’s engineering, business development and manufacturing capabilities to meet increased customer demand.