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Protection e-Textiles: MicroNanoStructured fibre systems for emergency-disaster wear

Objective

ProeTEX will develop integrated smart wearables for emergency disaster intervention personnel, improving their safety, coordination and efficiency and for injured civilians, optimising their survival management. This core application area, which is of significant societal importance in itself, will drive a wide range of key technology developments, building on current and past EU and national projects and the commercial activities of partners, to create micro-nano-engineering smart textile systems - integrated systems (fabrics, wearable garments) using specifically fibre-based micronano technologies.

These are capable of being combined into diverse products addressing this core application area but also a wide range of other markets from extreme sports, through healthcare to transportation maintenance and building workers. The industrial partners can address these markets.

Fiber systems can integrate sensors, actuators, conductors, power management, and the emergency disaster personnel smart garment will, within a wireless ambient planning and managing environment, progressively enhance and integrate fiber systems for:
- continuous monitoring of life signs (biopotentials, breathing movement, cardiac sounds)
- continuous monitoring biosensors (sweat, dehydration, electrolytes, stress indicators)
- pose and activity monitoring,
- low power local wireless communications, including integrated fiber antennae
- active visibility enhancement, light emitting fibers
- internal temperature monitoring using fiber sensors
- external chemical detection, including toxic gases and vapours
- power generation - photovoltaic and thermoelectric and power storage.

The technological base developed will concentrate on smart fibers/e-textiles, but the IP will combine these where appropriate with 'conventional' microsystems (such as accelerometers, gyros, microcontrollers and wireless chips).

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Participants (22)

ATELIER DE CONSTRUCTION STEIGER SA
Switzerland
Address
Route Du Simplon 20
1895 Vionnaz
BRUNET-LION
France
Address
88 Rue Frederic Fays
69100 Villeurbanne
CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
Address
Rue Jaquet-droz 1
2007 Neuchatel
CENTRO EUROPEO DI FORMAZIONE E RICERCA IN INGEGNERIA SISMICA
Italy
Address
Via Ferrata 1
Pavia
CIBA SPEZIALITAETENCHEMIE AG
Switzerland
Address
Klybeckstrasse 141
4057 Basel
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Batiment Le Ponant D, 25 Rue Leblanc
75015 Paris Cedex 15
DIADORA - INVICTA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Mazzini 20
31031 Caerano Di San Marco
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
Address

Glasnevin, Dublin 9
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON
France
Address
20, Avenue Albert Einstein
69621 Villeurbanne Cedex
IXSCIENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
76 Popes Grove
Twickenham Middlesex
MILIOR S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Pistoiese 755/D
59100 Prato (Po)
MINISTERE DE L'INTERIEUR ET DE L'AMENAGEMENT DU TERRITOIRE
France
Address
Place Beauvau
75008 Paris
PHILIPS TECHNOLOGIE GMBH FORSCHUNGSLABORATORIEN AACHEN
Germany
Address
Weisshausstrasse 2
52066 Aachen
POLITECHNIKA LODZKA
Poland
Address
Ulica Zeromskiego 116
Lodz
PREFECTURE DE POLICE DE PARIS
France
Address
9 Bd. Du Palais
75195 Paris 4
SENSOR TECHNOLOGY AND DEVICES LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Teic Building - University Of Ulster
BT37 0QB Newtonabbey
SMARTEX S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Lungo Il Ficarello 3
Prato
SOFILETA SAS
France
Address
1 Avenue De Chantereine
38300 Bourgoin Jallieu
THUASNE
France
Address
Rue Marius Aufan 118-120
92300 Levallois Perret
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
Pisa
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
ZARLINK SEMICONDUCTOR LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Cheney Manor
SN2 2QW Swindon, Wiltshireswindon Wiltshire