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Development of new technologies for the flexible and eco-efficient production of customized healthy clothing, footwear and orthotics for consumers with highly individualised needs

Objective

FASHION-ABLE project aims at providing the European innovative and customization-concerned SMEs with the technological means that will enable the agile and eco-efficient production of personalised products addressing the complex individualised needs of growing market niches out of the scope of mass-produced goods in terms of health and performance. FASHION-ABLE vision is to provide the innovative European SMEs concerned in customization with the technological means that will enable the conception, co-design and the sustainable manufacture of fully personalised products. The expected results of the project are: User framework defining and quantifying the relevant user attributes; new Collaborative Product Customization Services; New stretch-leather’s lean manufacturing processes and equipment; new 3D-spacer fabric’s flexible manufacturing process and machinery; new textile’s finishing operations and equipment; extended manufacturing order management structure and tools; Life-Cycle Analysis instruments; and inter-organisational Product Data Management tools. In particular, FASHION-ABLE action will implement and demonstrate in industrial contexts the new cross-sectoral technologies developed for three highly challenging target groups: fashionable footwear for diabetic feet, fashionable clothing for wheelchair users, high-performing textile compression bandages. The harmonized combination of these technologies will have a direct impact on health, comfort, safety and quality of life of the targeted populations: diabetics developing diabetic feet (30 million); physically disabled people requiring a wheelchair (5 million); and sufferers from acute periods of musculoskeletal disorders (40 million) which prevalence increases with age and weight. Furthermore, our cross-sectoral approach will allow extending and up-scaling functional customisation with little effort to future unexpected functionalities and to be transferred to other products and high demanding markets.

Call for proposal

FP7-2011-NMP-ICT-FoF
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Coordinator

INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA
Address
Camino De Vera Edificio 9C Universidad Politecnica De Valencia
46022 Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 422 322
Administrative Contact
Caprara Giuseppe (Mr.)

Participants (13)

Italian Converter S.r.l.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 302 201
Address
Strada Fogliano San Marco 76/78
27029 Vigevano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emilio Bertani (Dr.)
CALZAMEDI S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 87 992
Address
"Poligono Indus. ""El Rubial"" Calle 9 Parcela 7"
03400 Villena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Baeza Mejías (Mr.)
DOUËLOU NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 205 977
Address
Kempische Steenweg 303, Bus 56
3500 Hasselt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michel Byvoet (Mr.)
BSN Medical GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 104 728
Address
Quickbornstrasse 24
20253 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joachim Bauer (Mr.)
J.G. KNOPF'S SOHN GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 152 721
Address
August Wagner Strasse 1
95233 Helmbrechts
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Uwe Schicker (Mr.)
SYNESIS-SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 461 791
Address
Via Cavour 2
22074 Lomazzo Co
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Chiara Tagliaferri (Dr.)
ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER ANONYMI VIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI KAI TECHNIKI ETAIREIA EFARMOGON YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 287 639
Address
Rizareiou 10
15233 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marylene Garnier (Ms.)
HUMAN SOLUTIONS GMBH.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 416 140
Address
Europaallee 10
67657 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marion Uhlenbrock (Ms.)
EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 195 000
Address
Rue Belliard 40
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Paulette De Wilde (Ms.)
DEUTSCHE INSTITUTE FUR TEXTIL- UND FASERFORSCHUNG DENKENDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 518 253
Address
Korschtalstrasse 26
73770 Denkendorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Steiger (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 404 135
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Ballarino (Dr.)
PLATAFORMA REPRESENTATIVA ESTATAL DE DISCAPACITADOS FISICOS ASOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 12 550
Address
Avenida Doctor Garcia Tapia 129
28030 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Elena Blackwood Alonso (Ms.)
OGOLNOPOLSKA FEDERACJA ORGANIZACJIOSOB NIESPRAWNYCH RUCHOWO ZWIAZEK STOWARZYSZEN
Poland
EU contribution
€ 7 528
Address
Ul. Lubomelska 1/3 Room 101
20 072 Lublin
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Malgorzata Koter-Morgowska (Ms.)