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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

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.
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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

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 422 322

Administrative Contact

Caprara Giuseppe (Mr.)

Participants (13)

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Italian Converter S.r.l.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 302 201

CALZAMEDI S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 87 992

DOUËLOU NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 205 977

BSN Medical GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 104 728

J.G. KNOPF'S SOHN GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 152 721

SYNESIS-SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 461 791

ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER ANONYMI BIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI KAI TECHNIKI ETAIREIA EFARMOGON YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 287 639

HUMAN SOLUTIONS GMBH.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 416 140

EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 195 000

DEUTSCHE INSTITUTE FUR TEXTIL- UND FASERFORSCHUNG DENKENDORF

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 518 253

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 404 135

PLATAFORMA REPRESENTATIVA ESTATAL DE DISCAPACITADOS FISICOS ASOCIACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 12 550

OGOLNOPOLSKA FEDERACJA ORGANIZACJIOSOB NIESPRAWNYCH RUCHOWO ZWIAZEK STOWARZYSZEN

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 7 528

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 284871

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    31 October 2014

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 920 155,20

  • EU contribution

    € 3 578 977

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA

Spain