ETexWeld

Welding of E-Textiles for Interactive Clothing

The new field of science dealing with implementation of electronics to textiles in combination with informatics is known as e-textiles. This project proposal leads to knowledge transfer among partners in order to develop innovative e-textile products for interactive protective clothing and footwear using welding technologies by bringing experts from different countries, sectors and disciplines together to focus their effort in innovative e-textile product designs. Within this context, the project aims to develop novel e-textile structures including transmission lines, sensors, actuators, microprocessors, personalized algorithms, on-body computing and user feedbacks in order to make a breakthrough towards development of interactive protective clothing and footwear that able to monitor health, activity, position of the user in the environmental risky situations, the welding technologies will be mainly used in three concepts:
I. Designing of transmission lines of e-textile structures;
II. Integration of electronic elements (different sensors, actuators, microprocessors, data transmission and power supply systems) to textile structures;
III. Design and development of whole e-textile system for protective clothing applications including interactive protective garments and shoes.

Period : 2015 – 2018
Keywords :
E-textiles – interactive clothing – electronics – sensors – microprocessors – protective clothing
Website : ETexWeld
Partners : PANEPISTIMIO DYTIKIS ATTIKIS – ANOTATO EKPAIDEYTIKO IDRIMA PEIRAIA TECHNOLOGIKOY TOMEA – KIVANC KIMYA SANAYII VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI – INLAS INTELEKTUALNA LASTNINA IN SVETOVANJE DOO – TEXNOLOGIES FOTONIKON KAI HLEKTRONIKON SYSTHMATVN AE – THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER – UNITED MEDICAL INNOVATION LTD – @HEALTH – HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY – TAIWAN TEXTILE RESEARCH INSTITUTE – KINGS METAL FIBER TECHNOLOGIES CO.LT

Ensait contact : Vladan KONCAR