AITEX main research lines in Smart Textiles include the development of IoT sensors and wearables, like accelerometers to monitor body posture, detect falls... Other important research areas are thermal comfort, functional and intelligent textiles for home and automotive, e-Health, electro active polymers, actuator and conductive yarns, integration in textile of standard devices applied in sports, wellbeing and fitness in order to control respiration, heart rate, temperature, etc.
Transport/Automotive Textile Sports Ligthing Health Energy Consumer electronics Building & architecture
[SMART TEXTILES] Fibre placement technology [SMART TEXTILES] Stretchable interconnection [SMART TEXTILES] Weaving/weft or warp knitting structures [SMART TEXTILES] Technical embroidery [SMART TEXTILES] Hybrid yarns by twisting, braiding & core wrapping
[STRATEGY RDI] Joint, pre-competitive R&D [STRATEGY RDI] Technology Maturity Assessment (SME) [STRATEGY RDI] Project Management for R&I projects [STRATEGY RDI] Technology road mapping and alignment [STRATEGY RDI] Secondment from companies in RDI projects
Electronics & Components Integrated Smart Systems Other
Advanced embroidery allow to integrate sensors, LED, etc in textiles using conductive yarns. It also allow to create textile circuits and heating textiles
  • Integration of sensors
  • Textile circuitry using conductive yarns
  • Integration of sensors and PCB
  • Heating textiles
  • Wireless charging
  • Preasure sensors
  • Working surface dimensions 2.0x1.5 meters
  • Posibility to integrate the textile in composite materials