Swedish protective gear and clothing manufacturer POC has today issued a joint press release with Exeger – a firm noted for its light conversion technology.
Showcased at the Rouleur Classic, starting tonight in London, there is the suggestion that the pair will collaborate on smart helmet technology and powered wearables.
That could mean many things and given POC’s history we may well be talking about more than integrated lighting.
In June of this year the firm debuted the world’s first car to bike crash test alongside Volvo, with technology in place aimed at preventing such situations.
Likewise, in August the firm lifted the lid on an electrochromic LED lens that adapts to sunlight.
Commenting on the new partnership, POC CEO, Jonas Sjögren, said: “Safety and innovation are at the very center of what we do. Inspired by our mission we are driven to explore new ideas and innovate to improve protection for all. Over the years we have delivered many world firsts, and I am incredibly proud of our new partnership with Exeger which will introduce ground-breaking technology with the potential to revolutionise safety and wearable technology for our users.”
Exeger’s technology is unique in that its carbon positive material converts light – both natural and non – into electricity. The adaptive material is thus capable of acting as an integrated power source with “endless power”. That opens the door for manufacturers like POC to build in gadgets.
Exeger Founder & CEO, Giovanni Fili, added “POC is known for its open-minded and innovative approach to safety and are rightly recognized as the leader in the field. Over the past decade we have fine-tuned our technology, creating what many people thought was impossible, to create an innovative material with the potential to deliver endless, sustainable energy. Our long-term partnership with POC is as natural as the light we harvest and we are incredibly excited to work together to design, develop and release the next generation of smart helmets next year.”
The Exeger tech can apparently be formed to fit almost any product.
In the UK 2pure supply POC to bike shops.