Intelligent Textiles - Innovation

Intelligent Textiles - Innovation

CURRENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Intelligent Textiles is an exciting and promising sector.  For the past 6 years, our researchers have been developing intelligent textiles and products and advancing this technology at a record pace. We’ve completed a number of projects and we’ve already patented one technology and have a second one in the patent application stage.

We at CTT Group are committed to innovative research and development. In the last few years, we’ve built a new infrastructure for advanced prototyping equipment that can be used to develop technologies in a range of different industries. We have over 30 large-scale research and development projects underway, including one with French researchers, we’ve implemented a training workshop in intelligent textiles and we’ve published over 15 commercial-technical papers.


LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN INTELLIGENT TEXTILES AT CTT GROUP

Tex-Life: Knitted structures with special conductive zones acting as electrodes

  • For measurement of physiological signs
  • For detection of muscular activity

Tex-Sense: Textile sensors

  • Textile sensors that react to mechanical stress
  • Capacitive textile structures

Other technologies featuring intelligent textiles or products

  • Optical fibers (fiber Bragg grating) integrated into textiles (knitted structures, composite materials, etc.)
  • Piezoelectric components integrated into textiles
  • Textile heating elements integrated into clothing
  • Organic (OLED) and inorganic (LED) light-emitting components printed onto textiles
  • Wireless technology (Zigbee) integrated into textiles
  • Applications for smartphones

MAIN APPLICATION SECTORS

  • Protection & Military
  • Health
  • Transportation
  • Sports and recreation
  • Construction

See our latest developments:
Joanel illuminated purse  
Soleno Textiles, Thermastorm.