Nottingham Trent University Has Invested in Fiber Electronics
It’s a great news for Textile Research & Developer’s that Nottingham Trent University is all set to invest their £20 million of funding to begin manufacturing fibre electronics.
It shows at the University report’s that the University’s Advanced Textiles Research Group (ATRG)’s Researchers will work together with Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton on the project which has already received funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to upgrade novel manufacturing methods for wearable technology.
Here the researchers will try to upgrade its product by making even finer yarns allowing production of things like that shirts which are built with invisible sensors, micro-controllers and communication devices.
It’s a four years project fund which will begin in March 2015.it will also supports Nottingham Trent University by providing the machinery if its needed to start a medium-scale manufacturing unit for the fibre electronics.
“We are confident we have developed the platform technology for future electronic textiles and this project will build on the results gained to date by ourselves and ECS in order to revolutionise the way that smart and interactive textiles are produced. The end result will offer a greater level of functionality that is far beyond the state of the art”, said Professor Tilak Dias (head of the researcher of ATRG at Nottingham Trent University).
The project have also helped financially by Stretchline, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Speedo, BSN Medical, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, International Automotive Components, Plessey Semiconductors, Urgo Ltd, the Centre for Process Innovation and MediCity.
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