Bureau Veritas to Launch Smart Wear Testing Solution at MWC Barcelona
~ AiQ Smart Clothing to also provide insights into the value of testing for their BioMan Sports Collection ~
Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong - 16 February, 2017 – Bureau Veritas, together with 7layers, leaders in testing, inspection/audit, advisory and certification services for the Smartworld, have announced they will be launching their new suite of Smart Wear testing solutions for products including Trackers, VR Headsets and Smart Clothing at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday, 1 March, 2017 at 10:30am. Co-presenting at the launch will be one of Bureau Veritas strategic partners, TexRay's AiQ Smart Clothing, who will be showcasing their BioMan range of products that successfully completed the Smart Wear program from Bureau Veritas.
Bureau Veritas have announced they are also offering a select number of interested Mobile World Congress visitors the chance to join their product launch, together with AiQ Smart Clothing, being held on Wednesday, 1 March, 2017 on Stand #1F50 in Hall 1 at 10:30am. To express an interest in attending, visitors can register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BV-MWC2017-BCN. For those that are not able to attend, Bureau Veritas are offering e-copies of the materials post show.
Elizabeth Hausler, VP of Global Technical Services at Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services and Technical Lead for the Smart Wear Solutions Program commented, "As two mature industries converge, there are many challenges facing manufacturers of smart wear products. There is a need for industry standards, the need to address consumer concerns and the real issue of understanding the regulatory framework for this new category of product. Our unique position in having global capabilities covering traditional physical and chemical testing as well as connectivity testing meant we were able to address these challenges. We first carried out a comprehensive consumer panel evaluation to identify the real concerns of users. We then adapted existing well-known standards covering both physical, chemical as well connectivity requirements. Moving forward, we will also continue to leverage our leading industry position including our chair position within standards bodies such as the ASTM Committee on Smart Textiles (D13.50) and AATCC's research committee on Electronically Integrated Textiles (RA111)."