Conductive yarn and smart textiles developer Supreme Corp., Hickory, N.C., has been named a 2022 Top 10 Wearable Technology Solutions Provider by Applied Technology Review. Additionally, the company and CEO Matt Kolmes are featured as the cover story of the July 2022 issue of the publication, which reports progress made with the capabilities of its sensor-embedded smart yarn to measure vital signs through smart fabric.
After years of research and development, the company has embedded SansEC (yarn) sensors in its high-tech VOLT smart fabrics to create the possibility of wearable products that can detect, among other things, if a person is becoming ill or exhibits distress using collected vital sign measurements such as blood pressure, temperature and moisture. The company is currently seeking partners to collaborate on an iOS and Android app with Bluetooth connectivity to the sensors and allow for greater market commercialization.
In partnerships with Propel LLC, and VOSiq, VOLT smart yarns incorporate electronic devices that can be used to create bio-sensing apparel with Personal Safety Device (PSD) capabilities for military and first responders. These include apparel with superior thermoregulating properties, VitalProbe Inc. medical grade body sensors, and CatM1 (GPS) body-worn tracking.
Further innovation has led to experimentation with VOLT smart yarns to create a form of smart bandage that utilizes nanoscience and photomedicine to speed up the healing process of a wound or infection.