SMART ePANTS Proposers' Day

April 29, 2022

SMART ePANTS program aims to develop sensor systems that can record and store audio, video and location data. For maximum comfort and dexterity of the user, additional program objectives include sensor integration into clothing, where the garment maintains similar stretchability, bendability, surface roughness and washability attributes to a comparable garment containing no sensor. SMART ePANTS sensor systems will also be safely worn against the skin, be reusable, and be capable of exporting the data they gather to an external data storage device (such as a computer hard drive). Sensor systems will be entirely incorporated into textile materials such as threads, or (to a limited extent) expected rigid components of commercial garments such as buttons, grommets, zippers, piping, collar stays or other structural pieces.



The SMART ePANTS Proposers’ Day will be a hybrid in-person and virtual meeting. There will be limited seating for in-person attendees at the venue near the Ballston Metro station in Arlington, VA. The virtual portion of the meeting will be broadcast via the Webex video conference platform for remote attendees. No more than two in-person attendees per organization or research group will be permitted to attend. Exceptions will be made for research teams within the same University or Corporation that intend to file separate applications to the program, based on IARPA’s sole discretion and seating availability. Details of the venue will be sent to those who are approved to attend in-person. Additional attendees will only be allowed to participate remotely. The link to the teleconference platform will be shared with the approved attendees Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

SMART ePANTS Virtual Proposers’ Day: Wednesday, 11 May 2022 from 10:30am to 5:00pm EST Reference

SMART ePANTS Teaming Form

SMART ePANTS Technical Information

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