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Soft intelligence epidermal communication platform

Objective

Electronics are set to merge with our bodies to extend our perceptions. Smartphones and watches will give way to the bodyNET: a network of sensors and smart devices woven into our clothing, worn on our skin and implanted in our bodies. Smart wearables are the next step in the Internet of Things wearable evolution. This market is one of the most vigorous over the coming years. SINTEC addresses a market, in terms of size, that reach over €70BN by 2026.
A large amount of scientific results have emerged and a few start-ups are focused on stretchable electronics and sensors that employ liquid alloys for interconnects and passive components. However, there are until today no dedicated commercial equipment for manufacturing of such devices. This hinders large-scale industrial exploration and needs to be addressed.
By a novel manufacturing technology for large area rigid-stretch PCB and integration, SINTEC will provide soft, sticky and stretchable sensor patches that can be used multiple times and at longer periods. With its dynamic compliance and water repellent permeable encapsulation it withstands vigorous action, sweating and water; making it ideal for an active life. A ground breaking intra body communication technique gives large bandwidth and secure consumption at low power, allowing for multiplex sensoric inputs from many nodes on the body.
To demonstrate the advantages of the novel technology, SINTEC will apply it in clinical environment and in athletics performance evaluation. Industrial partners will exploit the results in manufacturing technology, Fat-IBC, and in soft compliant smart patch applications, e.g., in preventive care, sports and fitness, and medical technology.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 084 700

Participants (8)

MITTUNIVERSITETET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 337 187,50
Address
Holmgatan 10
85170 Sundsvall
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE MARIO BOELLA SULLE TECNOLOGIE DELL'INFORMAZIONE E DELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI ASSOCIAZIONE

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Pier Carlo Boggio 61
10138 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDAZIONE LINKS - LEADING INNOVATION & KNOWLEDGE FOR SOCIETY
Italy
EU contribution
€ 317 875
Address
Via Pier Carlo Boggio 61
10138 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 714 287,50
Address
Via C.olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MYSPHERA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 626 875
Address
Ronda Auguste Y Louis Lumiere 23 Nave 13 Parque Tecnologico Valencia
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EVALAN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 428 400
Address
Sarphatistraat 652
1018AV Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MYCRONIC AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 168 062,50
Address
Nytorpsvagen 9
183 03 Taby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WARRANT HUB SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 321 875
Address
Corso Mazzini 11
42015 Correggio Re
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)