Presentation at Waag Open Space

Abstract

Presentation "Smart Textile Services for Well-being" at Waag Open Space: Careful Designs

Date
Dec 17, 2013
Location
Waag Society
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Smart textiles are fabrics that enable digital components and electronics to be embedded in them: intelligent clothing or wearable technology for instance. Smart textiles are not only used in fashion, they are playing an ever-growing role in social or medical concepts. What can smart textiles mean for well-being? How can they help caregivers and patients?

During this evening, we will focus on the future of smart textiles for our well-being. How can we create user involvement? What technical solutions do we see? And what are possible collaborations or business strategies? We will do this in an interactive session, in which we ask you to form a team and provide us with feedback on existing projects. We will focus on the end-results and implementation of the prototypes. And we also want to look at the design process: shape, content, technology and involving end-users.

Martijn ten Bhömer
Martijn ten Bhömer
Assistant Professor of Product Design & Manufacture

Specialized in the design, research and development of intelligent products.