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Theme day: Intelligent textiles for physical training, therapy and safety

Theme day: Intelligent textiles for physical training, therapy and safety Readers wanting to learn more about intelligent textiles that can: Treat depression Integrate physical training into everyday life Increase safety at festivals Can sign up for this theme day in the interest group for intelligent textiles. According to the organisers, attendees will gain insight into the latest breakthroughs within IT-enhanced textiles and get the opportunity to meet other comp

4th July 2011

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Copenhagen

Sports/​Outdoor, Protective, Medical/Hygiene, Transport/​Aerospace, Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable, Interiors

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Theme day: Intelligent textiles for physical training, therapy and safety

Readers wanting to learn more about intelligent textiles that can:

  • Treat depression
  • Integrate physical training into everyday life
  • Increase safety at festivals

Can sign up for this theme day in the interest group for intelligent textiles. According to the organisers, attendees will gain insight into the latest breakthroughs within IT-enhanced textiles and get the opportunity to meet other companies and researchers who work with intelligent textiles.

Agenda

30 August, 2011, 9.00-13.30 in Copenhagen

9.15 - 9.30 Arrival and coffee

9.30 - 9.45 Welcome and introduction

Rikke Koch, Network Manager / Senior Research & Innovation Specialist, The Alexandra

Institute

9.45 - 10.15 Case: The Pressure-Sensitive Vest

Henrik Bondo Nielsen, Festival Manager, Roskilde Festival; Head of: Production & Stages, Health & Safety, IT & Communication, Volunteers, Access & Ticketing.

Henrik Bondo Nielsen from the Roskilde Festival introduces the Pressure-Sensitive Vest. He will explain how the idea for the vest emerged, which challenges the development of the vest has encountered, and which results the measurements with the vest have produced.

10.15 - 10.30 Break and networking

10.30 - 11.00 Case: The Magic Sweater

Partners: The Alexandra Institute, The Aasgaard School, Diffus Design, the Metropolitan University College, Yoke Interaction Design.

The partners behind the Magic Sweater present the results of their initial investigations into the design of the sweater. The sweater is a training tool that aims to make physical training a routine in the lives of children suffering from hemiparesis, a disease causing weakness in one side of the body.

11.00 - 11.30 Case: The Anti-Depressant Sock

Dr. Bert Arnrich, Senior Researcher, Electronics Laboratory, ETH Zürich.

Dr. Bert Arnrich from ETH Zürich presents the concept of long-term monitoring for bipolar patients within the European research project MONARCA. Besides the employment of mobile phone sensor data, ETH develops a sock that enables long-term monitoring of electro dermal activity in daily life.

11.30 - 11.45 Break and networking

11.45 - 12.30 Dialogue: Challenges that business are facing in the field of intelligent textiles

Rikke Koch, Network Manager / Senior Research & Innovation Specialist, The Alexandra Institute

Rikke Koch from the Alexandra Institute - InfinIT, facilitates a dialogue, during which we will discuss these issues: What are businesses focusing on in the field of intelligent textiles? What are they working on right now? And what is their goal of having a closer dialogue with researchers within the field?

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch and networking

Further information

Date: 30 August 2011

Time: 9.00 - 13.30

Place: Kvarterhuset, Salen (1st floor)

Jemtelandsgade 3, 2300 København S (close to Metro station 'Amagerbro')

Price: DKK 350.00

 

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