The Internet of Things heads to the beach
Categorie(s) : Industry, Innovation & Society, News, Research
Published : 5 October 2015
This summer, the first group of women to test a connected swimsuit equipped with a miniature UV sensor were spared the unpleasant experience of a sunburn. The swimsuit—the first of its kind— sends a “use sunscreen” warning to the wearer’s smartphone when the sun gets a bit too hot!
Spinali Design, a startup based in France’s Alsace region, worked with Leti on this IoT innovation. Encouraged by the warm reception the product received around the globe, the startup will now work with Leti to make the sensor even smaller—integrating it right into the swimsuit fabric. The company is scaling up the swimsuit technology for manufacturing and would like to diversify into other textile products.