Welcome to Vulpés
"improve well-being, health, safety, performance, and productivity by using smart clothing and other wearable technologies"
Your superpowers in your apparel
Invisibility, faster regeneration, or active energy harvesting. These and other properties could soon be part of clothing. The Vulpés IoT platform and respective Sensor-Fusion technology enable the implementation of novel features inside clothing. The smart garments do not only simplify the life of individuals but also enable new cutting-edge applications and solutions.
Your invisible companion
While playing sports, enjoying your leisure time, or working outdoors, Vulpés supports you with high-performance apparel without disturbing your daily business. You barely feel or see our technology helping you get through the day. Our aim is that you stay more comfortable outdoors no matter where you go – and that you look great while you’re doing it!
The future of smart apparel
At Vulpés, we believe that the future will be wearable and that it will be the time when we will be able to alter and simplify our interactions with our surroundings. We want to shape smart wearables by introducing a connected system that has you covered from head to toe. In the coming years, we plan further products with many exciting features.
Improving health and well-being outdoors
We want to stop people from freezing and shivering on cold days and even help prevent hypothermia and related health issues. With the support of electrical heating, you can control the temperature of every part of your body whenever and wherever you like.
The Vulpés IoT platform for smart clothing
The Vulpés IoT platform has been developed to bring smart clothing to the market more efficiently with outstanding quality. The IoT platform is modular-build allowing seamlessly interconnect with soft- and hardware. This enables, among other things, new interaction options and innovative features with the help of algorithms and the corresponding AI, such as voice and autonomous control and other smart applications using the sensor fusion system. Based on the used technology the clothing becomes more intelligent and can better support the wearer based on individual needs.
Mobility is a key element
With our mobile application, you can use your Vulpés apparel on the go by linking our clothing to your smartphone. With just one app, you can use all of your Vulpés apparel at the same time.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
The Vulpés Roadmap consists of three coherent and modular-build development blocks, namely system, product, and component development.
The focus of the system development is the connection and integration of hard- and software components and further development of the IT - based architecture. An essential R&D field is among others the human-machine interaction as well as the intuitive user interface (UI).
Based on the product application and intended "Use Case", the Vulpés team designs and develops products for different areas, such as sports, health, work and leisure segment.
Powerful sensors, durable electronics, and innovative materials are some of the elements used in our products. We optimize the components based on the customer, application and product requirements to ensure that the modules meet the latest quality and technology standards.
At Vulpés we continuously optimize our products in terms of comfort, ergonomics, and quality aspects. To achieve our aims, we use high-quality materials and state-of-the-art components such as sensors, batteries, and communication systems.
Furthermore, our product development cycle contains various external tests to prove the latest quality standards. Therefore, independent certification companies test and certify our products to guarantee safety and durability.
We refer to the following selected certifications regarding heated clothing:
The EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Directive first limits electromagnetic emissions of equipment in order to ensure that, when used as intended, such equipment does not disturb radio and telecommunication as well as other equipment. The Directive also governs the immunity of such equipment to interference and seeks to ensure that this equipment is not disturbed by radio emissions when used as intended.
The Low Voltage Directive ensures that electrical equipment within certain voltage limits provides high level of protection for European citizens and a single market in the European Union.
Die Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU) ensures a Single Market for radio equipment by setting essential requirements for safety and health, electromagnetic compatibility, and the efficient use of the radio spectrum. It applies to all products using the radio frequency spectrum.
Is the most important international standard for battery safety testing. IEC62133 specifies a criteria catalogue for test measures to ensure the safe operation of portable, sealed primary and secondary lithium cell and batteries with non-acidic electrolytes under intended use. The conducted tests are i.e. external short circuit, free fall, overcharging the battery etc.
UN38.3 includes testing guidelines for the safe transportation of lithium battery products. The guidelines include i.e. drop test, thermal test, vibration test, shock test, external short circuit test, test for the influence of environmental influences, overcharge test, test for targeted discharge etc.
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances.
RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC) and promoting the collection and recycling of such equipment (WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC). The objective of these schemes is to increase the recycling and/or re-use of such products. It also requires heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium and flame retardants to be substituted by safer alternatives.
Textile Regulation (EU) No 1007/2011 was introduced to protect consumer interests and eliminate potential obstacles to the proper functioning of the internal market. Textile products have to be labelled or marked whenever they are available on the market. The indication of the fibre composition of a product is mandatory at all stages of the industrial processing and commercial distribution of that product.