Cintas and Google Partner on Garment Technology

Posted June 24, 2016 at 1:26 pm

Cintas Corp., Mason, OH, recently announced a joint collaboration with Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects Group (ATAP) to explore advancing “Project Jacquard” into the enterprise space. Jacquard is a smart-garment technology developed by Google’s ATAP team, which enables conductive fibers to be woven into textiles, connecting interactive apparel wirelessly to devices, software platforms and cloud services, according to a news release.

ATAP presented advancements in the technology at Google’s recent developers’ conference, Google I/O, the release said. Cintas and ATAP are collaborating to advance use cases in work environments, with the goal of developing Jacquard-enhanced uniforms. The initial focus will be on healthcare and safety applications.

“Cintas is excited to collaborate with Google ATAP in developing use cases in work environments for Jacquard’s textile technology,” said Paul Jantsch, Cintas’ senior vice president of corporate strategy and development. “Together, we are developing use cases in the healthcare vertical in cooperation with a number of leading hospitals. We see many applications for the technology to impact productivity, compliance, health and safety, not only in healthcare, but in virtually all industries. Cintas is committed to helping our customers get Ready for the Workday™ by providing innovative products and caring service.”

To read the full release, click here.

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