Researchers at Universite Laval’s Faculty of Science and Engineering and Centre for Optics, Photonics and Lasers have developed smart textiles able to monitor and transmit wearers’ biomedical information via wireless or cellular networks. This technological breakthrough, described in a recent article in the scientific journal Sensors, clears a path for a host of new developments for people suffering from chronic diseases, elderly people living alone, and even firemen and police officers.
The smart fabric developed at Universite Laval is durable, malleable, and can be woven with cotton or wool.
Credit: Stepan Gorgutsa, Universite Laval
In addition to Younès Messaddeq, study authors are Stepan Gorgutsa, Victor Bélanger-Garnier, Jeff Viens, Benoit Gosselin, and Sophie LaRochelle, of Université Laval, and Bora Ung of Montreal’s École de technologie supérieure.