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Trackable clothing unveiled

Covert Asset Tracking Systems (CATS.eye) is to launch a trackable clothing range that can be traced through the internet.

Covert Asset Tracking Systems (CATS.eye) is to launch a trackable clothing range that can be traced through the internet.

The clothing will be designed to allow the wearer to be located almost anywhere in the world and from any internet connection.

The clothing’s self-sustained solar-powered material is waterproof and machine washable and will allow the clothing to run indefinitely without the need to recharge any batteries.

The clothing is designed for both consumer and government use, said CATS.eye.

The clothing will be able to detect where the wearer is via GPS positioning, and will also be able to sense movement and non-movement, and display flashing or permanent LED lighting for high visibility.

Future models will enable mobile communication via an inbuilt microphone and headset.

An initial range of clothing will consist of high visibility safety jackets, outdoor and wet weather jackets such as those used when skiing, and school back-packs and satchels.

Later developments will see the technology rolled out into security clothing, body armour for the police and military, and life jackets for marine use.

The first examples of the clothing will be on display at the CES show in Las Vegas in January.


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