Many presentations on E-Textiles, ranging from conferences to universities worldwide.
Works in conjuction with you to conduct courses and lab exercises using and creating E-Textiles.
Consultation is available for any E-Textile project, whether it be over the phone or in person.
H. Lee Wainwright saw a fiber-optic lamp and realized he could add animation to apparel. With this inspiration he created the first fiber-optic animated shirt in 1985.
In 1995, Wainwright invented the first machine to be able to manufacture plastic optical fibers (POF) embedded fabrics. Shortly later, he teamed with the German machine designer, Herbert Selbach, to produce the first CNC machine for implanting fiber-optics into materials. Several patents were issued for this machine.
In 1998, the first fiber-optic CNC machines created a limited edition run for Disney animated coats, many followed afterwards.
In 2005, Wainright and David Bychkov, the CEO of Exmovere created the first ECG bio-physcal display jackets using LED/optic displays. The jackets took input data from GSR sensors from a Bluetooth connected watch and was machine washable. This technology was further developed, and on May 7, 2007 Wainwright unveiled additional smart fabric technologies at The Smart Fabric Conference in Washington, DC. Notably, one showing an infrared digital display embedded in the fabric for Identification of Friend or Foe (IFF).