THE FUTURE OF TEXTILES
Heated, luminous, interactive textiles … The addition of sensors to textiles multiplies the possible uses of textile materials and makes it possible to imagine a world of innovative products such as sports clothing capable of measuring heart rate, backpacks equipped with solar panels that can charge a smartphone, flexible textile-based display panels, tents that warm campers in cold weather.
Research on smart textiles could, in the medium term, lead to revolutionary applications in the healthcare, personal protective equipment (PPE), and sports and leisure sectors.
CTT Group’s Smart Textiles Research team helps companies explore this emerging market, from prototype development to commercialization of new smart textile products.
OUR SMART TEXTILES EXPERTS
Patricia Forcier, Justine Decaens
Analysis of smart textiles potential application in occupational health and safety – scientific report produced by CTT Group in 2018 for the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST)