Supreme Corporation and VOLT Wearable Tech (VOLTech), a division of Volt Smart Yarns, unveiled VOLTech’s IoT GPS System with vital sign monitoring, its latest innovation in wearable technology at the recently held 6th Wearable Device and Technology expo in Tokyo, Japan. Supreme is a leader in smart textiles, fibre, and safety apparel technology.

Through Volt Smart Yarns that transmit location and vital signs wirelessly and instantaneously, the system tracks a person’s GPS location while using patent-pending impact detection technology to detect impacts such as gunshots or car accidents, then accurately reads and assess changes in the person’s vital signs with the use of a Skin Worn Body Patch. The system even allows for the ability to connect with artificial intelligence (AI) to predict if the wearer will have a critical health event during an emergency, reducing response time from emergency personnel. Through its real-time vital sign monitoring, GPS tracking and AI integration, the VOLTech System provides unparalleled personnel accountability solutions for military, police, firefighters, and other personnel, according to Supreme.

“The unveiling of our IoT GPS System with vital sign monitoring is the latest example of the incredible progress we are achieving in R&D and it continues to demonstrate how we are transforming the realm of possibilities in IoT enabled clothing. By utilising our unique Volt Smart Yarn capabilities and pairing them with leading technology, we are able to create customisable, wearable textiles that are being recognised as the forefront of innovation in the wearable technology space,” Matt Kolmes, CEO of Volt Wearable Tech and its parent company, Supreme said.

Launched in 2018 as a division of Volt Smart Yarns, Volt Wearable Tech matches electronics and textiles in new configurations through the use of highly conductive Volt Smart yarns, to deliver highly customised products for its customers that are transforming the world of IoT-enabled clothing. Currently, VOLTech offers a wide-range of customisable capabilities, including: GPS and vital sign monitoring trackers, Volt NASA sensors woven into fabrics to create the ability to monitor health and movement in living beings, and Volt Smart IoT/LED technology for athletes and people on the go. Currently in development are yarns and fabrics with the capability to release medicine to its users.