Smart Textiles Salon is calling for prototypes

The second edition of the Smart Textiles Salon, an initiative from the University of Ghent, Belgium and Systex, is well under way and accepting project submissions until March 15th. Your project prototype should fit in the scope of the exhibition being textile based or compatible with intelligent textile systems. Documents must be written in English…

SYSTEX Smart Textiles Student Award 2010 winner – Active Belt from Kunal Mankodiya

For the second time SYSTEX and the Ghent University called students around the world for smart textile designs and to select the yearly champion. The 2010 winning entry is the Active Belt by Kunal Mankodiya from the Institute for Signal Processing, University of Lübeck, Germany. Active Belt, the award winning project, investigates the longtime use…

SYSTEX Smart Textiles Student Award 2010

SYSTEX in connection with Ghent University – Department of Textiles is inviting the wearable electronic community to submit projects for this years SYSTEX Student Award 2010 and Smart-Textiles-Salon 2010. Our extensive coverage about the SYSTEX Student Award 2009 may serve as inspirational source and motivation to participate in this years event. Last years winner was…

Electrically conductive textile platform

EMPA – an interdisciplinary research and services institution for material sciences and technology development within the ETH Domain will present this Friday at the Smart Textiles Salon in Ghent, the ‘Conducting textile platform based on novel e-fibers’. There are different technologies and processes to create electrical conductive fibers and yarns, some use fine silver wires…

Electroluminescent textiles

The magic of illuminating textiles seems to be one of the focus points during the upcoming Smart Textiles Salon in Ghent, the jointed European workshop organized by the European projects SysTex and Proetex. Spain based technology center Cetemmsa, with over 18 years of experience in carrying out applied research on smart materials will present their…

Temperature sensitive, Transitional textiles

Visitors to the Smart Textiles Salon in Ghent, a jointed European workshop organized by the European projects SysTex and Proetex will see a highly interesting prototype called ‘Transitional Stripes‘, a technology exploration into color changing textiles. The ‘Transitional Stripes‘ are the result of an AHRC funded project by Robert M Christie, Sarah Taylor and presented…

OFSETH – smart textile sensors for healthcare

OFSETH (Optical Fiber Sensors Embedded into technical Textile for Health-care) is a European project of the 6th Framework Program and will be part of the Smart Textiles Salon prototype presentation in Ghent, a European workshop jointly organized by the European projects SysTex and Proetex. The OFSETH project aims to develop optical fiber based sensors for…

Final agenda for the Smart Textiles Salon

The hard work of the team organizing the Smart Textiles Salon, trying to get the best of the best to offer in the smart textiles arena, has finalized and released the agenda for this event which will be held later this month (Sept 22) in Ghent, a jointed European workshop organized by the European projects…

Pressure activated, Illuminated Fabric

Our next prototype introduction for the ‘Smart Textile Salon‘, a jointed European workshop organized by the European projects SysTex and Proetex comes from Riccardo Marchesi, Managing Director of InnTex, an Italian based textiles and textiles machinery company which is exploring the new area of Smart Textiles. Riccardo will present the Pressure activated, Electroluminescent (EL) fabrics…

SHHH… Amplifying Textiles

Today’s sneak peek on the prototype which will be shown during the ‘Smart Textile Salon‘, a jointed European workshop organized by the European projects SysTex and Proetex on Sept 25th in Ghent, Belgium, is SHHH… Amplifying Textiles from German textile and surface designer Berit Greinke. Recently graduated from the MA Design for Textile Futures at…

Illuminative Sonic Top

In our series of introducing the prototypes on stage during the Sept 25  ‘Smart Textile Salon‘, a jointed European workshop organized by the European projects SysTex and Proetex, we have a sneak peek at the Illuminative Sonic Top by Travis Li, currently Research Assistant at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The ‘Illuminative Sonic Top’, inspired…

DIY eTextile ToolTime at Smart Textile Salon

eTextile enthusiasts who visit the Smart Textile Salon coming September 25th in Ghent, Belgium have the opportunity to participate in a one hour ToolTime session hosted by Mika Satomi. There will be two sessions each has space for 30 participants. No registration for those workshops is necessary, it will be on a who comes first…

SysTex rewards students’ work in the field of wearable electronic

SysTex, a European project within the Seventh Framework program for research and technological development in the field of e-textiles and wearable electronics in Europe is organizing the SYSTEX STUDENT AWARD. Eligible for the SYSTEX STUDENT AWARD are thesis’ or projects at European universities, research institutes and companies. The award will be given to the student…