BIOTEX develops bio-sensing textile for health management. The integration of health monitoring into textiles brings the benefits of safety and comfort. Such clothes will provide remote monitoring of vitals signs, diagnostics to improve early illness detection and metabolic disorder and will reduce medical and social costs. The project is sposored by the European Commission.
To date, developments in that field are mainly focused on physiological measurements (body temperature, electro-cardiogram, electromyogram, breath rhythm, etc.) with first applications targeting sport monitoring and prevention of cardiovascular risk. Biochemical measurements on body fluids will be needed to tackle very important health and safety issues.
BIOTEX is addressing the sensing part and its electrical or optical connection to a signal processor.