Smart Textiles And Wearable Technology

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Smart Textiles And Wearable Technology

  1. 1. <ul><li>Nordic Centre of Excellence for </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Textiles and Wearable Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Harriet Meinander </li></ul><ul><li>Tampere University of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>SmartWearLab </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Networking Nordic Intelligent Textile Know How </li></ul><ul><li>” The overall objective of the project is to create a platform for continuous collaboration and transfer of knowledge between users, research institutes and industrial companies”. </li></ul>NEST II project
  3. 3. Smart textiles <ul><li>Responsive: </li></ul><ul><li>Materials which respond to changes in their environment: </li></ul><ul><li>- phase change materials (PCM) </li></ul><ul><li>- shape memory materials (SMM) </li></ul><ul><li>- shear thickening fluids </li></ul><ul><li>- catalytic materials </li></ul><ul><li>- chromic materials </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive: </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic devices embedded/integrated in textiles: </li></ul><ul><li>- from: ’implants’ of conventional electronics and wiring </li></ul><ul><li>- to: interactive textiles embodying sensors, actuators and logic circuits. </li></ul>
  4. 4. NEST II Partners <ul><li>Tampere University of Technology, SmartWearLab, FIN (coordinator) </li></ul><ul><li>Tampere University of Technology, Institute of Electronics, FIN </li></ul><ul><li>Swerea IVF AB, S (former IFP AB) </li></ul><ul><li>Högskolan i Borås, Inst. THS, S </li></ul><ul><li>SINTEF Health Research, N </li></ul><ul><li>Danish Technological Institute, Textile, DK </li></ul><ul><li>Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Design and Technologies, LT </li></ul>
  5. 5. NEST II project <ul><li>Funded by Nordic Innovation Center (50 %) </li></ul><ul><li>Duration 1.10.2005 – 30.9.2008 </li></ul>
  6. 6. NEST II Main tasks <ul><li>Knowledge bank on internet </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation with national associations </li></ul><ul><li>Special network groups </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-scientific joint project </li></ul>
  7. 7. NEST II network groups and coordinators <ul><li>Automotive, IFP (seminar 02.07) </li></ul><ul><li>Sports and leisure, Borås (seminar 05.06) </li></ul><ul><li>Medical, TUT/SWL (workshop 06.06) </li></ul><ul><li>Protective, SINTEF (seminar 11.07) </li></ul><ul><li>Military, TUT/SWL (workshop 05.07) </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial, DTI (seminar 05.08) </li></ul><ul><li>- Conference, Lithuania (09.07) </li></ul><ul><li>Ambience II conference in summer 2008, Borås </li></ul>
  8. 8. NEST II Contact www.nest.nu [email_address]

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