Imec collaborates with TNO and Ghent University within the framework of the Holst Centre to develop flexible and stretchable electronics and to integrate them into textiles, wearables, and clothing.
Smart textiles feel comfortable on the skin and merge seamlessly into fabrics and clothing, contributing to more comfortable wearable health solutions.
Our patented interconnect technology preserves the original properties of the fabric, so that it remains flexible, stretchable, breathable, lightweight and washable. It also gives developers complete freedom in placing sensors, actuators and electronics to ensure the highest data quality.
All steps used to integrate the smart electronic functionality – including the lamination technique and interconnect technology – are fully compatible with most standard material production processes and conventional textile manufacturing techniques.