Sensors on flexible substrates and smart textiles

Objective

Overview of physical and mechanical parameters of various textile substrates, printing on textiles and development of sensors for smart textiles

Topics

Characterization and optimization of ink-jet printing on textiles
Prof. Dr. Wim Deferme
Prof. Dr. Hildegard Möbius

Moisture sensor for apparel
Prof. Dr. Wim Deferme
Prof. Dr. Antoni Picard

Heat flux in textiles – FEM and measuring
Prof. Dr. Antoni Picard
Prof. Dr. Ronald Thoelen

Thin film sensors on polymer substrates
Prof. Dr. João Pedro Conde
Prof. Dr. Antoni Picard
Prof. Dr. Ronald Thoelen

Characterization of textile substrates for printing of functional layers
Prof. Dr. Antoni Picard

Improved surface parameters of (3d) printed parts using ultrasonic spray coating
Prof. Dr. Wim Deferme

Expected results

  • Knowledge about wettability character of various textiles and other flexible substrates
  • Insight into density and structure of the surface of each textile sample
  • Information on the behavior of textiles under stress and deformation
  • Printed conductive structures on chosen characterized textiles and other flexible materials (e.g. polyimide)
  • Development and application of sensors and sensor based systems
  • Sensors and data acquisition for smart textiles
  • Development of functional apparel

Partners

University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern
Prof. Dr. Hildegard Möbius
Prof. Dr. Antoni Picard

Hasselt University
Prof. Dr. Wim Deferme
Prof. Dr. Ronald Thoelen

University of Lisbon, INESC-MN
Prof. Dr. João Pedro Conde

Contact Project Manager
wim.deferme@uhasselt.be

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