smart materials, futureTEX, smart textiles, human centered design, smart health

TheraTex

Development of an technological platform to intergrate sensory and actory functions into an textile, to support the therapy of people with hemiplegia.

The transdisciplinary research-project „TheraTex“ deals with the development of an e-textile to intergrate sensory and actory functions into an textile, to support the therapy of people with hemiplegia. For this purpose patients, their relatives, medicals and therapeutics are involve in the Human-Centered Design process. Focused on their needs and symptomatic-related requirements an combination of innovative sensory will be used. The movements and posture will be tracked and analyzed by the software and gives an haptical and interactive feedback through the user. The patients will be activated, motivated and supported in their movements. In that way an innovative therapy approach will developed, to support people outside the clinic and give them the possibility to train in their private surrounding. Furthermore treatment progression and success will be measerable and comprehensibly.

Lead: Prof. Dr. Zane Berzina
DXM Researcher: Julia Danckwerth

Partners:
Valitech GmbH & Co.KG
ART+COM studios
Strick Zella GmbH
Fraunhofer Institut für Silikatforschung ISC
rehamed-tec Herrmann & Hecht GbR
TU Berlin Forschungsschwerpunkt Technologien der Mikroperipherik

Associated Partners:
Verein zur Förderung der Hirnforschung und Rehabilitation e.V.
Vamed Klinik Hohenstücken
Schön Klinik Vogtareuth

Research project funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research within the framework of zwanzig20 and futureTEX