Advanced manufacturing area
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF TEXTILE WEARABLES CAPABLE OF MONITORING AND ANALYSING BIOMEDICAL SIGNALS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF USERS
The remote measurement of biological parameters is becoming increasingly important as it allows real-time monitoring and avoids the stress of a doctor’s appointment.
For medical and wellness reasons, having a prolonged record of certain biomarkers can help in the diagnosis of conditions, recovery from injury and improve a user’s general health.
This project seeks to include all the necessary tools to carry out research into measuring vital signs on garments and textile substrates.
This project aims to develop a demonstrator equipped with sensors and actuators on textile substrates to monitor biomedical parameters.
Data processing of more complex signals such as ECG and EMG (which are affected by movement) will be researched, as they vital to remote monitoring devices. A further aspect of the project will also pay close attention to the project’s BIA, which evolves constantly.
The behaviour of the various electrodes using textile conductor technologies will be studied to see which is best suited to each type of measurement.
The various electronic printing techniques will be used to design and develop electronic circuits and components such as batteries and heaters, which may be important in the future of electronic integration in textiles.
The project will culminate in the parameterisation and characterization of the electrodes and other components validated in the project, to ascertain durability and resistance to wear and washing.
Firstly, the aim is to develop garments with integrated multi-electrodes to monitor a range of physiological signals such as ECG, EMG, EDA, BIA, etc. For this purpose, elastic connections and flexible PCBs will be used to achieve total integration of the electronics into the measuring garment.
Secondly, we want to improve the quality of implementation of biosensors on flexible, textile substrates to measureme biomarkers through perspiration.
Finally, textile garments will be created using electronic elements such as batteries or heaters, manufactured with electronic printing technologies integrated by means of flexible PCBs.
Grant number: IMAMCA/2022/6
Programme: Plan of non-economic activities 2022
Period of execution: January 2022 – December 2022
More information: PLAN OF ACTION
This project is funded by the Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius, Comerç i Treball de la Generalitat Valenciana, through IVACE.
ÁREAS DE I+D
Nuevos materiales de altas prestaciones y funcionalizados
Economía circular y sostenibilidad
Fabricación avanzada, textiles inteligentes y digitalización
Soluciones de alto valor añadido para mercados estratégicos
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