The Internet of Things (IoT) comprises heterogeneous devices all connected to the Internet. Smart phones, smart sensors or smart textiles gather data such as the users position, surrounding temperature, noise-level or system status information. Analysis of those data enable to provide efficient feedback to draw the users attention to notable events. Cyber physical systems generate relevant information when, where and how it is needed.
Core of building successful products is a harmonized, seamless integration into the garment. Interactive Wear is utilizing textile elements like snap buttons for mechanical and electrical connection or for integrating sensors and actuators.