How to design wearable senses with textile electronics for sports applications

Name ir. Michel Peeters
Advisors prof.dr. Kees Overbeeke, prof.dr.ir. Aarnout Brombacher, dr.ir. Stephan Wensveen

This four year PhD-research project is about how to design wearable senses through textile electronics. The vehicle for this research is a project aimed at developing the first truly intelligent sports garment that uses both body sensing and actuating intelligence. Furthermore, this project focuses on how design can bridge two traditionally separate disciplines: textiles and electronics. These currently have a heterogeneous and asynchronous product creation and realization process. This PhD-research aims at:

  1. integration through building bridges between these two industries,
  2. utilizing the high potential of ‘textile electronics' towards market applications,
  3. generating knowledge, methods and tools to do this.