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Smart textiles collaboration underway

Industry News | October 27, 2014 | By:

Smart textile and wearable intelligence prototypes for all kinds of applications with the potential to alter people’s lives are increasingly shown at major trade shows. Safety and intervention, home care and medical, military, sports and leisure applications are believed to be the major growth markets for these products. To greater understand the technology and its potential in the marketplace; Netherlands-based organizations Centexbel, Sirris, IMEC, HoGent, KHBO, DSP Valley, UGent, KULeuven and iMinds have initiated the SMARTpro project financed by IWT (Institute for the Promotion of Innovation through Science & Technology) in Flanders. The project involves companies from a variety of backgrounds, including textiles.

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