Rekindling New York’s textile innovation with Nextiles

Nextiles1Nextiles, a New York, USA-based textile manufacturing start-up backed by the National Science Foundation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is launching its smart thread technology that captures biometric and biomechanics data into the sports and performance market.

The company was founded in 2018 when biological and electrical engineer George Sun was finalising his PhD in biomaterials at MIT. While attending MIT’s Media Lab, Sun was recruited to lead the embedded engineering team at sportswear company Puma, with a focus on incorporating sensors into footwear.

For the full story, see the June 2021 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.