How "Smart" Clothing Could Help Improve Our Health

Dec, 16 2019
How "smart" clothing could help improve our health | TED@DuPont
Janani Bhaskar

Smart clothing designer 

By designing "smart" clothing with durable technologies, we can better keep track of health and well-being, says clothing designer Janani Bhaskar. She shares how we can use screen-printing technology to attach biometric "smart stickers" to any piece of clothing -- and how they can track blood pressure, heart rate and other vital signs.
Quote of the talk:

“Why not transform clothing and make it a part of our digitized world?”

About the Speaker

Janani Bhaskar
Smart clothing designer

Janani Bhaskar has a PhD degree in macromolecular science and engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and an MBA from Duke University. Since joining DuPont in 2011, Bhaskar has worked on a broad spectrum of programs, such as paints, coatings, films and fluoropolymers for a variety of applications, including automotive, energy storage, agricultural chemicals and consumer electronics. She’s currently focusing on developing smart clothing technologies and is passionate about using the power of materials science to create high-impact products that will improve the quality of life globally.


Want to know more about smart clothing solutions from DuPont? 

DuPont™ Intexar™ is a revolutionary electronic ink and film that seamlessly transforms fabric into smart clothing for multiple applications. This technology offers ease of design and integration, embedded directly onto fabric using standard apparel manufacturing processes.

Learn more

About TED@DuPont

Transformation begins with the spark of something new.

In 2018, TED and DuPont began a partnership to do just that: TRANSFORM. As the world and our interactions grow more complex, so do our challenges. To solve for modern problems, we decided to pursue a new framework for innovation itself, one that considers all perspectives and outcomes in the calculus. This inaugural TED@DuPont event signifies a monumental step to unlock the institutional knowledge within the organization and showcase the New DuPont. Taking place in September 2019, at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, the day’s topics ranged from science, technology, and beyond. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED