Soongsil University / ALPHACLO KOREA

Prof Jooyong Kim Professor & CEO of ALPHACLO ®

Santa Clara, CA, USA
17 November 2016 09:20 – 09:45

Presentation Summary

ALPHACLO®, the world first artificial intelligence (AI) tech wear, has been successfully developed by combining extremely soft textile sensors and minimal size smart IoT devices. The features such as light-weight, washability, comforts & functionality, and real-time coaching have been naturally melted into the ordinary looking e-textile product without any significant loss of wear comfort and durability. ALPHACLO® shows excellent level of variations in terms of applications and items so that the resulting products are easily adapted to rapidly changing market needs. Ultimate sensing capability of textile sensors provide a various way of applications based on ALPHACLO® technology.

Speaker Biography (Jooyong Kim)

Jooyong Kim, Ph.D. founded ALPHACLO® Co. in August 2016 as chief executive director, responsible for leading the company’s strategic vision. He is currently working as a professor at department of organic materials and fiber engineering of Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea since 1999. He received the B.S. and M.S. degree in textile engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1990 and 1992, respectively. He earned a Ph.D. degree of Textiles at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA in 1998. From 1998 to 1999, he was a post-doctoral researcher at department of mechanical & aerospace engineering of UCLA, California, USA. His research interest includes the development of smart fashion products based on electronic textiles.

Company Profile (Soongsil University / ALPHACLO)

ALPHACLO® Co. was established in August 2016 in order to meet the consumer’s need on human care in daily life through smart clothing and fashion wearables. The company, known as the first electronic textiles specialty company in South Korea, has been dedicated to development of a variety of textile sensors on pressure, stretch, temperature, and touch with cooperation with Fashionoid® R&D center of Soongsil University, Korea since 2010. The world first AI coaching wear has been invented and introduced in the market in September 2016 with the support of Fashionoid R&D center.
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