Smart textiles can protect firefighters from overheating. Or assist in the product development of sporting goods. Our current research helps to maintain well-being and physical and cognitive performance through the use of textile sensors.
Smart textiles offer the possibility for low-threshold measuring systems to record temperature, humidity and vital parameters. The combination of traditional textiles, smart materials and electronic components brings intelligence into clothing: This provides firefighters with low-threshold support during their work assignments that is independent of other systems. Intelligent algorithms can automatically initiate warnings and interventions based on sensor data to return vital signs to a state of well-being.
Smart textiles can also support the development of sporting goods. Based on the sensor data, models are created that make complex biomechanical information during the use of sports articles detectable outside the laboratory and contribute to the development of innovative products. This can contribute to a healthier lifestyle in the future and sometimes even save lives.