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LOOMIA TECHNOLOGIES PARTNERS WITH AFFOA TO DEVELOP HEATED HAND-WEAR

Published: July 12, 2022
Author: DIGITAL MEDIA EXECUTIVE

CULVER CITY, Calif.July 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Loomia Technologies is partnering with Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) to develop highly tactile, heated hand-wear that could be applicable to both commercial/recreational and military customers.

Loomia will provide technology to be used in a heated glove insert, while AFFOA will lead customer discovery, deliver system architecture designs, and produce an interface control unit. In addition to the heated glove insert, Loomia will also develop a heated sleeve. Both items will provide thermal comfort to users in harsh climates, or other areas where this protection is deemed necessary.

Loomia’s patented e-textile technology is a soft, flexible circuit technology that can be embedded into a wide variety of fabrics and surfaces. The technology can provide lighting, heating, and sensing functionalities, and boasts customizable components and a lightweight integration. In the past, Loomia has worked with such companies as Hyundai and Analog Devices to create the foundational technology for soft goods products.

“Our soft, flexible circuits can give the users high dexterity while in cold environments,” says Loomia’s Founder, Madison Maxey. “Being able to use one’s hands in subzero temperatures can be the difference between life or death, so we’re excited to work with AFFOA on such an important application of electronic textiles.”

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