BeBop Sensors Named a “COOL VENDOR” by Gartner

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— BeBop OEMs Smart Fabric Sensor Technology for Wearables, Sports, Healthcare

— Over 2 Million Smart Fabric Sensors in Daily Use

— Vendors Selected are Innovative, Impactful & Intriguing

BeBop Sensors, the leader in smart fabric sensor technology, announced today that it has been included in the list of “Cool Vendors” in the “Cool Vendors in Using IoT-Enabled Humans Instead of Robots, 2016” report by Gartner, Inc., May 3, 2016, by Michele Reitz, Analyst and Lead Author. BeBop Sensors provides patented smart fabric sensor technology to OEMs for use in a variety of markets, including wearables, sports, healthcare, automotive, and manufacturing.

Robots Promise to Revolutionize Business, but Humans are More Flexible – Enhancing Humans with Internet of Things Technologies

The Gartner “Cool Vendors” Report states, “Robots promise to revolutionize business, but humans are more flexible. CTOs should review operations and processes for opportunities to improve safety, performance and satisfaction by enhancing humans with Internet of Things technologies… New technologies that enable embedding sensors and actuators directly into fabric or clothing will enable wearables that more seamlessly integrate humans as virtual endpoints in the Internet of Things (IoT).” – Michele Reitz, Lead Author and Analyst, Gartner, Inc.

Shipping now, BeBop’s sensor technology is based on smart fabric technology that has been under development for 8 years. BeBop’s core sensor technology was originally deployed by Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI), which now has over 2 million smart fabric sensors in regular daily use in its musical instrument products. Award-winning BeBop Sensors was spun out of KMI in 2014 to take advantage of the growing need for practical fabric sensors, with a proven record in design, manufacture and performance. Bebop Sensors comprehend force, location, size, weight, shape and presence across any size, resolution and geometry.

“We are honored to be selected as a ‘Cool Vendor’ by Gartner. BeBop Sensors’ mission is to provide wearable sensors that ‘make things knowable’ for product designers, visionaries, businesses, and consumers. We are unique to have so many years of experience in providing robust solutions and feel this advantage will be seen in every sensor we make,” said Keith McMillen, CEO of BeBop Sensors.