Xenoma: Smart Apparel
Founded in November 2015 as a spin-out from the University of Tokyo, Xenoma is a smart apparel manufacturer that designs and develops comfortable, regular clothing in a daily life. Collaborating with Japanese apparel companies with decades of experiences, Xenoma has its offices in Tokyo (Japan) and Worcester, MA (USA) to support content creators worldwide. Xenoma is the first company to develop Printed Circuit Fabric (PCF) using its stretchable electronics technology and aims to revolutionize the apparel industry.
Xenoma 'e-skin' includes an e-skin Shirt, an e-skin Hub and a license for using the e-skin software development kit (SDK). The e-skin shirt has 14 strain sensors and e-skin Hub has a 6-axis accelerometer and gyroscope. The e-skin Hub transmits information to a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC via Bluetooth and has a Micro USB port for re-charging. The e-skin SDK supports application development and data analysis.
E-skin apparel incorporates stretchable sensors and electronics which detect the user's movement while maintaining the comfort, durability and machine washability of a regular shirt. In doing so, e-skin apparel provides a new intuitive and immersive input for interacting with virtual reality content and games as well as means for analyzing exercise and athletic sports.
"Connected clothing will be the most natural way for people to interact with others and their smart devices in the future," said Ichiro Amimori, Co-Founder & CEO of Xenoma. "e-skin apparel is completely different from other wearable devices in the sense that first and foremost it’s still just a shirt that anyone can wear. The added benefit is its potential to provide solutions to many people across many different verticals.”