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Textronics CEO Shares Start-Up Company's Story at Smart Fabrics Conference

(May 1, 2008) — Textronics, Inc. CEO Stacey Burr will share the story of her start-up company’s commercialization of electronic-textiles at the fourth annual Smart Fabrics conference, May 5-7, in Charleston, S.C.

Textronics, Inc., is a leader in the development of wearable sensors for fitness and health monitoring. The company sells its patented sensors and markets its own line of clothes that monitor heart rate under the brand name NuMetrex.

Burr’s presentation, “Insights into Health Sensor Clothing Commercialization,” will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 5. The Smart Fabrics 2008 conference is being held at the Double Tree Guest Suites in Charleston’s historic district.

“As the first company to commercialize electronic textiles in a consumer garment, Textronics has played an important role in defining this emerging field and identifying market opportunities,” said Burr. Her talk will address topics including how investors can help you grow, the importance of building the right team, finding partners and big customers, and identifying the right suppliers.

For more information about Textronics, Inc. and its NuMetrex line of heart sensing fitness apparel, visit www.numetrex.com.

About Textronics
Textronics, Inc. is a leader in the development of wearable sensors for fitness and health monitoring. The Company’s patented textile sensor systems are capable of capturing comprehensive physiologic data from the body and are designed to be seamlessly integrated into everyday garments. Wearable monitoring allows a comfortable and user-friendly way to obtain body data measurements to assist consumers in managing their top wellness concerns of weight loss, physical health and energy level. Textronics sells sensor components and markets its own line of clothes for personal monitoring under the brand name NuMetrex. Textronics, Inc. has also received FDA clearance to market its textile electrodes for use in general electrocardiograph monitoring and recording procedures. The company’s heart-sensing fabric offers a comfortable alternative to adhesive electrodes and metal wristbands that are commonly used with most ECG instruments on the market.


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