ITRI, Xplova, and Everest Textile signed an MoU on January 7th at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas to announce their cooperation on the development of a digital fitness platform. The cooperation will see the three parties team up to develop innovative applications in smart sports and digital health around ITRI’s iStimUweaR, a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree. The aim is to promote such applications in the smart sports sector and help firms to gain a competitive edge in the global markets.
The agreement, witnessed by ITRI President Edwin Liu, was signed by ITRI Senior Vice President Jia-Ruey Duann, Director of Xplova Jia-Yan Chen, and Everest Textile VP Eric Wu. Under the MoU, each party is able to play to their strengths. ITRI, for instance, has a smart wearable system that can be integrated into fabrics for exercise performance evaluation and healthcare improvement. Everest Textile, a major supplier to the world’s greatest sports brands including Nike, Decathlon, Lululemon, and The North Face, will produce innovative, high value-added textile products such as smart garments and accessories for cyclists. Xplova, a subsidiary of Acer Inc. that specializes in smart cycling computer, can combine these products with its smart devices and technology platform to collect data and provide cyclists feedback.