STITCH Wearable Tech Seminar

August 20, 2021, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm


Smart textiles – An enabling technology for home based healthcare

We envision that smart textiles is on the “tipping point” to provide a significant contribution to various healthcare settings. Textile integrated sensors and actuators make it feasible to monitor, diagnose and treat the health over extended periods and also easy for the patient to perform as “the only thing to do” is to put on a sensorized garment and press the start button on a smartphone or tablet “app” to record the health indicators of interest, if, they can be easily performed outside the clinic or hospital. The Smart Textiles Lab at the university of Borås, together with the Swedish hospitals and the industry partners, have been jointly conducting a few research projects focus on solving How to improve the smart textile system performance in out-of-lab environments to facilitate long-term and home-based healthcare, addressing both the scientific problems and the industry challenges. In this presentation, Li will speak about three research projects covering the fundamental of smart textiles in terms of materials and textiles development, the prototype design iteration and the clinical evaluation, and the co-design process used in most of the research projects. And in the end, how the expected results will contribute to society by contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal.

Prof. Li Guo, PhD, University of Borås

Li Guo is an assistant professor and senior researcher in the Textile technology department at Unversity of Borås, Sweden. She completed her doctorate degree in fiber science and textile technology at Tampere University of Technology in June 2014. Li current research focus on the development of textile-based sensors and actuators for healthcare and medical application.

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