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Wearable sensors and actuators to monitor and promote physical and emotional wellbeing

Objective

BEWELL project is about developing integration and manufacturing technologies needed for smart skin patch and wrist-device wearable electronics sensing and actuating products. BEWELL project is also about demonstrating three different application use cases.

Wearable electronics belongs to new age consumer electronics together with smartphones, gaming consoles and laptop/tablet computers. Key development focuses of the new devices are better human-machine interfaces, improved connectivity, user-friendly form factors and convenience of use. Internet of things, connected living, quantified self and smart homes are identified as the driving trends of this evolution among which especially the quantified self is clearly driving the wearable electronics. Inside wearable electronics, wrist-worn devices have been the largest segment but body-worn and head-worn devices are expected to grow to similar sized segments.

Intimate skin contact is necessary for reliable sensing and actuation based on sensor results during different levels of activity of the users. Controllable skin contact would be a further improvement in sensing applications. The purpose can be to replace or supplement visual messaging. Therefore, skin patches and associated technologies to enhance the user-device interface also in other types of products such as the wrist-worn ones are of special importance. In BEWELL, we have identified commercially relevant future skin-patch products to be demonstrated. We have also identified a set of critical and versatile technologies that need to be developed for scalable manufacturing and integrated to realize these future products. In particular, the BEWELL project aims to unleash the potential of flexible and wearable electronics for physical and emotional wellbeing by advanced integrated technology components made in Europe.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/home automation

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 802 785

Participants (7)

POLAR ELECTRO OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 398 950
Address
Professorintie 5
90440 Kempele
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VARTA MICROBATTERY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 372 500
Address
Varta-platz 1
73479 Ellwangen Jagst
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 705 873,75
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 701 048,75
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
HOCHSCHULE DER MEDIEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 251 250
Address
Nobelstraße 10
70569 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BEIERSDORF AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 403 750
Address
Unnastrasse 48
20253 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
D. SWAROVSKI KG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 528 687,50
Address
Swarovskistrasse 30
6112 Wattens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)