Wave Company, a sports garment technology company based in South Korea, has developed the EMS (Electronic Muscle Stimulation) suit named WaveWear. For more information see the IDTechEx report on Wearable Technology Forecasts 2019-2029.
In Wave Wear the company claims to have developed the world's first performance wear using genuine kinesiology taping. Users can experience the advantages of kinesiology taping and compression wear by just wearing the garments.
The clothing drastically reduces muscle fatigue while WaveWear's proprietary BWAS, the bio waved adhesive silicone, closely aligns and adheres to the human skin to provide similar effects to conventional kinesiology taping that is used prominently by athletes. It can be used for physical therapy for various effects such as pain-reducing, posture correcting, performance-enhancing, injury prevention and more. The compression provided by WaveWear has been optimized to maximize blood flow while minimizing muscle vibration to help reduce fatigue. According to Wave Company, based on clinical tests, WaveWear reduces muscle fatigue as much as 35% compared to other normal compression wear and holds in wet conditions.
Currently, the company is developing a new type of the Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) functional garment. The EMS wear is a wearable suit that utilizes modulated mid and low frequency current during exercise to enable muscles to work without affecting the joints. This EMS suit integrated with WaveWear's conductive ElecSil (Electronic Bio-Silicone) technology could be used in various wearable technology fields such as ICT, VR, AR, MR, XR, medical smart clothing and daily wearables.
The company's goal is to introduce EMS apparel to more people at a reasonable price by simplifying the design and adjusting its essential functions.
WaveWear clothing will be launched on Kickstarter in January 2020.
Source and top image: Wave Company
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