Elastic, electrically conductive textile structures for intelligent textiles

01 October 2007 → 30 September 2009
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Other mechanical and manufacturing engineering
    • Other materials engineering
Project description

The goal of this project is the creation of elastic, electrically conductive textile structures (elastic e-textiles) of which the conductivity remains constant upon elongation (up to a maximum of 100%), in which the guide does not have any influence on the specific textile character (deformability, feel), and the classic textile properties (such as strength, abrasion resistance, ...) and wherein the retaining remain conductive properties after repeated deformation and maintenance (max. 100 washes). It is intended that these textile structures eventually be used in biomedical applications such as clothing (such as integrated electrodes for measuring heart rate or textile electrodes for electrostimulation).