under human (or KYMIRA) power alone. We are also very proud to count many international sports teams as clients, and have had athletes wearing KYMIRA at the Olympics, Football and Rugby World Cups, along with many World Championships. Sadly, due to sponsorship restrictions, we are not able to list them all, but leave some comments below with your best guesses!
We have also been involved in other sectors over the years
Our two core areas of work are sports and medical, as I spoke about at the start of this article, and thanks to the versatility of our technologies we have had the opportunity to work on some amazing projects in completely different industries. Some of my favourite ones have been a consulting project that we did to assess the feasibility of using smart garments in nuclear decommissioning, and over the last couple of years, we have completed projects for the UK and European Space Agencies. In fact, with relation to the space industry, our special projects lead (Toju Raine) has just been selected to attend the International Space University with a scholarship from the UK Space Agency. We are very proud of him!
We are known for our IR, but we have been working on so much more
As early as 2014, I was speaking publicly about the possibilities of smart garments in the future, where computing and textiles were seamlessly integrated into one device. In all honesty, at the time, I thought that if we made it to 10 years old, we might start to work on some new technologies like that, but would be focusing on the IR for the next 9 years. However, we started working on these 7 years early, in 2016. We are now on the cusp of releasing our first products for researchers to access, which include shirts with ECG’s built into them, as well as other garments that feature gate/movement analysis and EMG sensing capabilities for muscle activation. The ECG garment has already been put to good use in pilot studies in partnership with the Imperial NHS trust. Amazingly, during testing, we detected a previously unknown heart condition in one of our engineers, which he is now receiving treatment for.