Traditionally perceived as a passive material system, textiles have recently become active, and capable of selectively and reversibly responding to environmental stimuli. CIRTex researchers are working with hardware and software in order to embed certain fabrics with smart characteristics. By incorporating electronic components, as well as innovative material properties, these new fabrics are able to monitor and respond to specific triggers, such as changes in temperature and humidity. Sensor fabrics are suitable for a variety of new applications, opening up a world of possibilities for human-object and human-machine interactions.
Collaborators: Research and Development Agency – Israel Ministry of Defense