Odlo is one of the numerous companies that have received this year's Ispo Gold Award. Its new intelligent thermal regulation technology, I-Thermic, had already received an innovation award in the wearable technologies category at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January along with Clim8, a French software start-up that has collaborated in the development of the technology. Intelligent thermal sensors are seamlessly knitted into a half-zipped midlayer of the garment to analyze body heat and to trigger heating elements powered by a rechargeable battery and embedded around sensitive areas of the body. The system heats up when body temperature drops below a certain level and stops once it has returned to a pre-determined level. A smartphone app allows the user to set the preferred temperature and other parameters. Clim8 already applied its software to the garments of K2, the Korean outdoor apparel company, last year. A motorcycling brand, Ixon, will also use it for the next autumn/winter season. Clim8 says it is in an advanced stage of discussion and testing with other brands.