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Smart Textiles & Embedded Sensors

Smart textiles and wearable technology go hand in hand. With strong growth predicted over the coming years, this track explores the industry applications, business realization and the ingredients to a product’s success for mainstream adoption.

Hear from industry experts working within:-

  • Smart fabrics
  • Fashion and design industry
  • Sensor and battery technology, and supply chain
  • Wearable electronics
  • Renewable energy
  • E-textiles
  • Next generation technology

Key reasons to attend

  • Hear from key drivers in the market
  • Discover the latest market developments
  • Network with industry experts and forge invaluable relationships. Listen to in-depth presentations on the applications of smart textiles
  • Understand how to take advantage of the latest breakthroughs in developing a wearable product

If you would like to participate then contact Lisa Doerr: lisa.doerr@edpltd.co.uk

10:30am
Welcome & Opening Remarks
10:35am
Keynote Address: Textile electrodes – a new paradigm!?
This presentation will give an overview about the new paradigm and advantages of electrodes. Textile electrodes play an important role within a variety of medical applications such as sensors and or actuators. Advantages of textile electrodes are its ductility, flexibility, conductivity, functionality for muscle and nerve stimulation as well as surveillance of body signals such as EMG and ECG. A vital part of textile electrodes are conductive yarns or fabrics integrated in the clothing directly, ensuring mobility. In this Keynote Sven will discuss why silver as a metal has great textile properties and as a fabric textile electrode, guarantees an ideal body fit.
Speaker:

Sven Bohmer, Sales / Research & Development, Statex

11:00am
Keynote Address
11:30am
The Future of Smart Textiles
What are the key drivers in the smart textile sector? What innovations does the panel think will provide future growth and in what sectors. What are the commercial opportunities that exist in the sector and how organizations can take advantage of the latest technological breakthroughs?
12:00pm
Sensor Spotlight
The integration and convergence of sensor technologies gives industry’s a multitude of opportunities to create compelling and useful wearables. Hear from companies within the fashion, garment, military and first response applications on how they are developing their technology.
Panel Discussion
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm
The Challenge
How do you go from a simple prototype to being able to produce your garment in high volume?
2:00pm
Engineering Fashion
Google’s Project Jacquard will allow designers and developers the ability to build connected, touch sensitive textiles into their own products. As Google embark on their first commercial collaboration with Levi’s to manufacture the world’s first pair of ‘smart’ jeans, with the ability to interact with smartphones and tablets simply by swiping the fabric. The panel discuss the implications on how this will be a game changer, how seamless the next wave of technologized smart garments will be, and the increased relevancy of the brands we wear.
Panellists:

Christian Dalsgaard, Founder & CTO, Ohmatex

2.30pm
Connected Fashion
For smart garments to make it into the consumer’s daily wardrobe, they must become truly wearable. This session looks at a different approach towards building wearables – from a form as well as function perspective.
Panellists:

Nadia Kang, CMO, AIQ Clothing

3:00pm Break
3:30pm
Energy Harvesting 'Smart' Insole
Dr Luo at University of Southampton presents a thin and flexible insole prototype that can harvest energy from walking. The energy harvesting smart insole can have a wealth of applications in wearable electronics and IOT.
Speaker:

Dr Jerry Luo, Research Fellow, University of Southampton

4:00pm
Closing Keynote
4:30pm
Session Ends
Track Host: Cath Rogan, Principal, Smart Garment People
10:30am
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Track Host: Cath Rogan, Smart Garment People
10:35am
Keynote Address: Textile Electrodes – A New Paradigm!?
This presentation will give an overview about the new paradigm and advantages of electrodes. Textile electrodes play an important role within a variety of medical applications such as sensors and or actuators. Advantages of textile electrodes are its ductility, flexibility, conductivity, functionality for muscle and nerve stimulation as well as surveillance of body signals such as EMG and ECG. A vital part of textile electrodes are conductive yarns or fabrics integrated in the clothing directly, ensuring mobility. In this Keynote Sven will discuss why silver as a metal has great textile properties and as a fabric textile electrode, guarantees an ideal body fit.
Speaker:

Sven Bohmer, Sales / Research & Development, Statex

11:00am
The Future of Smart Textiles
What are the key drivers in the smart textile sector? What innovations does the panel think will provide future growth and in what sectors. What are the commercial opportunities that exist in the sector and how organizations can take advantage of the latest technological breakthroughs?
Moderator:

Michael Reidbord, Professor, New York Fashion Institute of Technology

Panellists:

Mathew Drinkwater, Head, Fashion Innovation Agency

Aki Pulkkinen, Director of Consumer Technologies, Firstbeat Technologies

Marco Dal Lago, CEO and Co-Founder, CLARA Swiss Tech

Sven Bohmer, Sales / Research & Development, Statex

11:30am
Mission Critical – Creating Wearables For First Responders & The Military
Our experts look at the initiatives undertaken in both the US and UK to implement some of the learning from consumer wearables into creating protective clothing for first responders and military personnel.
    Key Take A Ways
  • Innovative approaches in providing wearable technology for first responders
  • Testing and prototyping - dealing with the needs of emergency services
  • Examples of wearable technology being successfully deployed by first responders
  • Technology for first responders driven by the IoT
Panellists:

Mark Bernstein, CEO, Wearable Technologies Limited

David Morgan, Medical Director, Safe Patient Systems Ltd

Matthew Tresidder, Director, Osborne Consulting Solutions Ltd

Maxwell Lowe, Senior Analyst, Dstl

Gilbert Réveillon, International Managing Director, Cityzen Sciences

12:00pm
Sensors & Flexible Electronics
The integration and convergence of sensor technologies gives industry’s a multitude of opportunities to create compelling and useful wearables. Hear from companies within the fashion, garment, military and first response applications on how they are developing their technology.
Panellists:

Andrea Paolo Mainardi, EMEA Partnership and Business Developer Manager, Sensoria

Mark Catchpole, Founder, Wearable Consultants

David Lussey, CTO, Infi-Tex

12:30pm
The Challenge
How do you go from a simple prototype to being able to produce your garment in high volume?
Speaker:

Gilbert Réveillon, International Managing Director, Cityzen Sciences

1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm
Engineering Fashion
Google's Project Jacquard will allow designers and developers the ability to build connected, touch sensitive textiles into their own products. As Google embark on their first commercial collaboration with Levi’s to manufacture the world’s first pair of ‘smart’ jeans, with the ability to interact with smartphones and tablets simply by swiping the fabric. The panel discuss the implications on how this will be a game changer, how seamless the next wave of technologized smart garments will be, and the increased relevancy of the brands we wear.
Panellists:

Christian Dalsgaard, Founder, Ohmatex

Nadia Kang, CMO, AIQ

Fredrik Timour, CEO, Neue Labs

2:30pm
New Experiences for New Markets: Fashion, Sportswear and Travel
How connected fashion can transform our daily life and leisure activities.
Forget the wristband, the future is on the body.
Sensors, connectedness, beauty, and utility are converging in our garments.
During this session the audience will learn more about how fashion wearable technology is designed and brought to market.
What are the needs and challenges to overcome when designing true on the body experiences?
An overview of CuteCircuit’s collections from jet-setters to easyJet with live showcase on stage.
Speakers:

Francesca Rosella, Chief Creative Director and co-founder, CuteCircuit

Ryan Genz, CEO and co-founder, CuteCircuit

3:00pm
Stick With The Old, Create The New – How Traditional Textile Manufacturing Can Solve The Dilemma Of E-Textile Production
From the beginning, E-Textile or Smart Fabric visions have suffered from underestimating the challenge of fusing electronics and textiles. Consequently, most early efforts have never made it past the prototype stage and some have been overtaken by the easier to realise Wearable Electronics approach. Recent years have shown that in the slipstream of Wearables a number of dedicated efforts are now signalling the coming of age of E-Textiles. Amongst them is a rising number of manufacturing capabilities for E-Textiles such as: Clothing+, Amohr and Statex. Forster Rohner Textile Innovations has specialised in adapting industrial embroidery techniques for E-Textile production and this talk will illustrate the possibilities and potentials of this very versatile manufacturing technology, giving insights into ongoing and successful projects with customers from fashion to industrial.
Speaker:

Jan Zimmermann, Head of Division Textile Innovation, Forster Rohner AG

3:30pm
Energy Harvesting ‘Smart’ Insole
Dr Luo at University of Southampton presents a thin and flexible insole prototype that can harvest energy from walking. The energy harvesting smart insole can have a wealth of applications in wearable electronics and IOT.
Speaker:

Dr Jerry Luo, Research Fellow, University of Southampton

4:00pm
Closing Keynote Panel - The future of Wearable Technology will it be Driven by Devices?
Sensor driven devices and applications are growing at a paradigm rate with the advent of IOT adoption.

This session looks to the future of smart textiles and the practical applications around this exciting industry.
Panellists:

Yulia Silina, Researcher, Queen Mary University of London

Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, CEO, Hexoskin

Lise Pape, Founder, Walk With Path

4:30pm
Session Ends

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