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Metallisation of Textiles to make Urban living for Older people more Independent Fashionable

Objective

Urban areas are seeing an increasing population of older people and existing approaches to care for them are becoming unsustainable creating a European wide societal challenge. Assistive technology can provide them with security that will enable them to live independently e.g. wearing alarms and tracking devices around the arm or neck to alert carers to falls or their location if they wander. However such technology is often unsightly and stigmatises the user resulting in high abandonment rates.
The MATUROLIFE project will integrate creative artists and fashion designers into the research team to facilitate design-driven innovation. The project will build on existing technological advances in materials which have produced a highly innovative selective metallisation process that utilises nanotechnology, electrochemistry and materials science to encapsulate fibres in textiles with metal and thereby provide conductivity and electronic connectivity. In this way, better integration of electronics and sensors into fabrics and textiles will be possible. This will give the fashion designers and artists the tools to produce AT for older people that is not only functional but is more desirable and appealing as well as being lighter and more comfortable.
Building on exiting best practice the consortium will include societal stakeholder groups representing end users (i.e. older people) who will be heavily involved in the design process as well as giving feedback and direction on the development of AT prototypes contributing significantly to end-user acceptance. The prototypes will demonstrate proof of concept and the industrial scalability of the selective metallisation process will be validated. Thus, the project will end at TRL7.
The Assistive Technology produced as a result of the project will benefit all the SMEs in the consortium but particularly those in the creative sector who expect to see sustainable growth and an increase in jobs as a direct result of the project.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-2017-two-stage
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Coordinator

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
Address
Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 193 845

Participants (19)

EUROCARERS-ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE TRAVAILLANT AVEC ET POUR LES AIDANTS NON-PROFESSIONNELS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 160 000
Address
Rue Pere De Deken 14
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZO-HUMANISTYCZNY W SIEDLCACH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 70 912,50
Address
Ul. Stanislawa Konarskiego 2
08 110 Siedlce
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIACION PARA LA PROMOCION, INVESTIGACION, DESARROLLO E INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA DE LA INDUSTRIA DEL CALZADO Y CONEXAS DE LA RIOJA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 258 875
Address
Pol. Ind. El Raposal - Calle Raposal 65
26580 Arnedo
Activity type
Research Organisations
CALZADOS PITILLOS SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 95 156,25
Address
Ctra. Prejano N. 46-48
26580 Arnedo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUKSJA SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 125 300
Address
Ul. Przemyslowa 2 Lazy
21-400 Lukow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU TEXTILE ET DE L'HABILLEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 219 593,75
Address
Rue Des Reculettes 14
75013 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 496 975
Address
Maria De Luna 8
50018 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
BERTIN AUBERT INDUSTRIES
France
EU contribution
€ 191 100
Address
9 Rue Jean Moinon
75010 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
A-GAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 217 875
Address
Unit 3 Io Centre Valley Drive
CV21 1TW Rugby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PRINTED ELECTRONICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 279 937
Address
Hedging Lane Industrial Estate Wilnecote
B77 5HH Tamworth Staffordshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MUEBLECONFORT SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 73 062,50
Address
Camino Loma De Cabezon S/n
50730 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EMO SNC DI CICILIOT CARLO & C.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 150 281,25
Address
Via Delfino Varnier 9
31010 Fregona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PLASMACHEM PRODUKTIONS- UND HANDEL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 179 375
Address
Schwarzschildstrasse 10
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 266 500
Address
Slomskov Trg 15
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INNOVATION SERVICE NETWORK PODJETNISKO IN POSLOVNO SVETOVANJE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 84 393,75
Address
Zgornja Hajdina 159
2250 Ptuj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGE PLATFORM EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 191 026,25
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168
1150 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
GEDS TEKNOLOJI HIZMETLERI VE DANISMANLIK LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 450 625
Address
Merkez Mah. Ayazma Cad. Nef03 B Blok 1-1/39 Kagith
31106 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLATING ET MATERIALS SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 161 875
Address
Rue Ampere 67
75017 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SENSING TEX SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 183 662,50
Address
Passeig Fabra I Puig 474
08042 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)