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Collaborating on smart textiles

October 1st, 2014 / By: / Industry News

Smart textile and wearable intelligence prototypes for all kinds of applications with the potential to alter people’s lives are increasingly being seen 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; Belgium-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, such as textiles, confection and electronics.

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