We cooperate with universities, institutes and partners from industry in research projects. Our goal is to create, identify and use new technologies that contribute to wearable products by industrialization of new materials, seamless integration of electronics into textiles, advanced embedded controller and edge computing devices.
Focus of our research activities is the implementation of textile based distributed systems as well as the development and integration of new conductive textile components.
Furthermore, we support research projects through building professional demonstrators and prototypes in the area of smart textiles.
Within the SAAM project we focus upon innovative, technology-enabled approaches to support the aging population living at home, with a novel and practical emphasis on ambient sensing and learning of user needs and preferences, and effective coaching by leveraging the user’s social support networks.
The target of this project is the production of an innovative textile-based and flexible pressure sensor. The polymer fibers processed in the sensor are based on nanocomposite materials and are able to change their electrical resistance under pressure and strain loads. The fibers will be woven to sensing bands that are connected with a sensing electronics to evaluate the pressure.
The partners within the EASY-IMP project developed
Interactive Wear successfully implemented a distributed sensor network based on textile cable interconnection, enhanced with actuators as feedback components. The result is used by several research partners and will be enhanced within further research and commercial projects.
The main board consists of an energy efficient and power saving ARM Cortex M0+ sensor hub with 2x10 stackable pin connectors for an application and a communication shield. A distributed sensor and feedback network could be connected via 2x6 pad interface for textile cable.
The system supports any kind of LIP (Lithium Polymer) battery to connect. The kit contains a 190 mAh LIP battery.
As a standard we provide a combined BLE / SD-card shield. Other shields are available on demand, e.g. WIFI, LoRa or Narrowband IoT.
The sensor shield support any kind of sensor modules with SPI/I2C interface. Additionally the MicroHub provides an ADC interface.
The MicroHub is a unique development platform designed to address the need for the development of wearable applications. It is a mobile battery powered sensor/actuator data acquisition unit that supports wireless communication. It is a low weight wearable MCU system.
The MCU board is designed to be used with a eclipse-based SDK. The library and example programs are available for the main MCU board. For sensor fusion applications the MCU board can be connected to the Invensense SensorStudio tool. The communication shield provides wireless communication with a BLE compliant module and provides the capability to store sensor data locally on a MicroSD card.
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