Expert in Wearable Systems
Gerhard Tröster
Technology Integration into Textiles: Empowering Health and Security

Expert in Advanced Fibers
Manfred Heuberger
EMPA St Gall
Expert in Wearable Systems for Biosensors
Jean Luprano
EMPA St Gall/Schutz
Expert in Textile Materials and Fabrics
René Rossi
EMPA St Gall
CSEM/Nanotechnology and Life Sciences/Biosensing
Expert in Integrated Optical Sensor
Guy Voirin
USZ/Neonatology/BORL, ETHZ/NCZ
Expert in miniaturised systems for the life sciences, clinical trial in NIRS Spectrophotometry
Martin Wolf

Project Description

TeclnTex aims at the development of truly textile-based advanced (electrical or optical) fibers incorporating sensors, signal transmission or other  active components  based on nanotechnology.  A textile-based Near Infrared Spectroscopy fabric and an intelligent  underwear for paraplegics demonstrate the functionality in a clinical setup. 

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Our researchers in the media

Ein Tischtuch - das Alarm schlägt : ETH-Elektroingenieure entwickeln intelligente Textilien

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If the computer fits, wear it

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Notable publications

A flexible InGaZnO based 1-bit SRAM under mechanical strain
Niko Münzenrieder, Christoph Zysset, Thomas Kinkeldei, Kunigunde Cherenack and Gerhard Tröster
IEEE SCD 2011, (2011)

A textile integrated sensor system for monitoring humidity and temperature
Thomas Kinkeldei, Christoph Zysset, Kunigunde Cherenack and Gerhard Tröster,
In Proc. International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (2011)

Encapsulation for Flexible Electronic Devices
Thomas Kinkeldei, Niko Münzenrieder, Christoph Zysset, Kunigunde Cherenack and Gerhard Tröster
IEEE Electron Device Letters (2011)

Flexible Micron and Sub- Micron Insulation Coatings for Conductive Fibers
S. Ganu
Master Thesis. Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology, Hochschule Niederrhein, Mönchengladbach, (3, 2011)


Posters from 2013

Optoelectronic integration in textile for wearable sensors
Bastien Schyrr, Rana Afshar, Stéphanie Pasche, Réal Ischer, Lukas Scherer, Guy Voirin, Jean Luprano

Smart system for advanced wound management
Bastien Schyrr, Stephanie Pasche, Emmanuel Scolan, Réal Ischer, Rana Afshar, Damien Ferrario, Jacques-André Porchet, Lukas J. Scherer, Guy Voirin, Jean Luprano

Evaluation of Textile Based Near Infrared System
Nassim Nasseri, Martin Wolf

Polymeric Optical Fibers for sensing in textiles
Marek P. Krehel, René M. Rossi, Gian-Luca Bona, Lukas J. Scherer


Posters from 2012

Biosensing with Optical Fiber Fabrics
Schyrr, Pasche, Ischer, Ferrario, Porchet, Voirin, Krehel, Rossi, Scherer

Flexible electronics for smart textiles
Zysset, Kinkeldei, Münzenrieder, Salvatore, Tröster

E-Fibers: Sensor Functionality
Lawes, Drabik, Schoeller, Hegemann, Gaan

Posters from 2011

Efibers: Protective Coatings and Piezoresistive Properties
Langecker, Gaan, Ritter, Koll, Clemens, Heuberger

Flexible polymer optical fibres for biosensing with textiles
Bastien Schyrr, Stéphanie Pasche, Emmanuel Scolan, Réal Ischer, Damien Ferrario, Jacques-André Porchet, Guy Voirin, Evren Aslan-Gürel, L. Gottardo, Marek Krehel, Rene M. Rossi, Lukas J. Scherer

Flexible Electronis for Smart Textile Applications
Christoph Zysset, Niko Münzenrieder, Thomas Kinkeldei, Kunigunde Cherenack, Gerhard Tröster


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