Integration in Textile of Non-invasive Sensors for Mobile Monitoring of Physiological Signals

“INTENSE”

Small or medium-scale focused research project (STREP) ICT-2007.3.6: Micro/nanosystems Call FP7-ICT-2007-2
Name of the coordinating person Prof. Fabrizio Pirri List of participants Participant no. 1 (coordinator) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Participant organisation name Politecnico di Torino MARCHI & FILDI s.p.a. Santoni SPA Deutsches Wollforschungsinstitut an der RWTH Aachen Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (Universitätsklinikum) TXT e-solution EuroSwiss Technical University, Vidin VISIOSWISS AG The Research-Development National Institute for Textile and Leather National Institute for Research and Development in Electrical Engineering The University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” Fundacio’ Privada Cetemmsa Acondicionamiento Tarrasense Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia Participant org. short name POLITO Marchi Santoni DWI RWTH TXT TUV VISIO INCDTP INCDIE-CA UMF CETEM LEITAT IBV Country I I I D D I Bu Ch Ro Ro Ro E E E

Table of Contents
1. Scientific and/or technical quality Abstract 1.1 Concept and objectives 1.1.1 Sensors and physiological monitoring 1.1.2 Body area network 1.1.3 Data analysis 1.1.4 Nanoscale soldering and conductive connections in textiles 1.1.5 Power supply system 1.1.6 Textile integration 1.1.7 Textile technologies 1.1.8 Validation 1.1.9 Comfort 1.2 Progress beyond the state-of-the-art 1.3 S/T methodology and associated work plan page 3 page 3 page 3 page 5 page 6 page 7 page 8 page 8 page 9 page 10 page 11 page 12 page 13 page 16

2. Implementation 2.1 Management structure and procedures 2.2 Individual participants 2.3 Consortium as a whole 2.4 Resources to be committed

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3. Impact 3.1 Expected impacts listed in the work programme 3.2 Dissemination and/or exploitation of project results, and management of intellectual property

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4. Ethical Issues

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5. Gender aspects

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1. Scientific and/or technical quality Abstract

Figure 1: The INTENSE system This project addresses the development of a smart textile, which integrates a non-invasive nanosensor-based network for mobile and continuous monitoring of physiological signals (e.g., heart rate, lactic acid, blood pressure) during sport activity. This textile may be exploited in (non) professional sport activity to improve athlete performance and injury prevention, but it can also find application in the health care domain for patient assistance, or to support rehabilitation from physical disabilities. The INTENSE system architecture is overviewed in Figure 1. A Body Area Network (BAN) of nano-sensors is integrated in the textile of athlete's clothes. Two innovative miniaturized sensors, a chemical and a physical sensor, will be devised for non-invasive continuous monitoring of physiological signals (e.g., lactate concentration, breathing rhythm). The availability of a network of heterogeneous sensors entails the need of a proper infrastructure and transmission protocol compatible with the constraints of the wearable context. Furthermore, the BAN integration into the textile will be performed in order to do not affect the affect user comfort, which is a critical issue in this context. A mobile computing device (e.g., a smart phone or a PDA) receives data measured by the network during sport activity and provides real-time feedbacks to the athlete (e.g., ranking his performance, or pointing out health risky situations). A remote device analyses the historical sensor data collected by the sensor network and exploits data mining techniques to profile athletes and build prediction models. These models will then be stored on an easily portable mobile device, and used to analyze monitored data concurrently with the sport activity. Resource-aware data mining algorithms will be designed to process sensor data on the mobile device characterized by limited computing and power resources. 1.1 Concept and objectives Multidisciplinary research in nanotechnology-based solutions, new functionalisation techniques, knowledgebased processes including bioprocesses, novel fibers and composites-based innovative products, biomedical

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textiles for permanent architectural structures. textiles for the retrofitting of masonry structures and earthworks. smart phones) or transmitted electronically to telemedicine centers via fixed or wireless communication networks. A first part will describe the electronic contribution: sensors. such as the elderly. electrical conductive fibers. Tensile structures. The process saves time and increases patient-doctor interaction. To succeed in this aim it is necessary to create a very multidisciplinary network. medical textiles for disease prevention. textile engineering and of course biology and medicine. a lot of multifunctional jackets are available on the market. microelectronics.. For the success of this target many aspects have to go beyond the nowadays state of the art. For this reason a great effort in this work will be dedicated to comfort analysis. At present the integration of electronics on external clothes is already possible. and textiles for safety and performance represent a growth area for the textile industry. alarms or warnings are generated by the electronic systems. by enabling them to live as independently as possible. mobile communication and telemedicine are the major ingredients to bring textile from standard to smart. 4 . thus reducing the need for doctors' appointments and hospital visits. textile technologies and final validation. A second part is devoted to the textile sensor integration. It is clear that the emotional impact in clothes is fundamental for the public acceptance. fabrics and sensor package and eventually the comfort of the whole garment. offering enormous scope for innovation and a wide range of potential applications. Chronically ill patients by helping them manage their condition effectively. Already during the design process the electronic network for all electric parts to be integrated in a textile product and the adaptation of the textile product to the electronic components chosen will be optimized. In fact skin contact involves not only allergy aspects. The physiological data are collected from the wearable sensors by a Body Area Network (BAN) and then analyzed using smart mobile devices (e. conductive connections. outside traditional care institutions. but has tremendous influence on comfort. artificial medical ligaments.g. Smart fabrics with embedded sensors can monitor different aspects of the human body. This model later can be used independent of the special product which as an example is developed in this project. In this proposal a whole study of textile sensor integration and analysis is submitted.sensors. power supply system and physiological measure analysis. micro and nanotechnology. PDAs. The development of new textile products is giving to high added-value product markets a great growth potential. data mining. power supply. for as long as possible. The soldering of very fine (textile) wires will be developed. The development of such kind of devices needs a continuous feedback among electronic engineering. New types of sensors for health surveillance and a light accumulator as electric power supply built up directly on the textile fabric will be integrated. wound healing. The research and development of innovative garment products is described hereon starting from the basic research on sensor design and technology. Intelligent biomedical clothes could benefit a wide range of people: People who just want to stay fit and healthy. The rest of the paragraph is organized as follows. but for monitoring health parameters the sensor devices have to be integrated on textiles worn close to skin and so the fixation processes in the textile and the contact to the skin have to be solved without discommode the wearer. textile prostheses. Intelligent biomedical clothes are a key element in the prevention and early detection of diseases. For this reason a great effort will be dedicated to the validation first of all one by one of all the elements forming the smart textile like conductive wires. and Vulnerable people. When the data indicate a need for concern. Clothes made of such fabrics provide user-friendly ways of monitoring patients over extensive periods of time. The basic idea is to develop and optimize electronic devices integrated into textiles on fabrics. device integration on textile arriving to comfort validation. Healthy people who know they are at risk of developing specific illnesses but want to remain healthy.

reduced reaction time for significant variations of lactic acid concentration and the capability of transmitting data to the processing device.1. The nanotechnological approach. Our nanotechnology-based solution conjugates the innovative investigation tool represented by CNTs together with a suitable functionalization to implement the extremely selective natural mechanism of recognition between a proper bioreceptor (i. other meaningful physiological measures will be considered. Because they became an intrinsic part of the garment they have to maintain their functionality after many washing cycles. The sensor must be wearable or directly applicable to the skin. by identifying training patterns to progressively reduce the lactic acid accumulation). their application to sport activity monitoring is a new emerging area. is the only able to satisfy all the above requirements for the intrinsic characteristic of significant reduction in dimension and weight together with high quality in terms of sensitivity and selectivity. A chemical sensor is a particular device able to detect a particular component selectively and accurately thanks to a specific chemical functionalization of the sensitive surface.. performance degradation and possibly induces muscular activity interruption. Only very few preliminary researches investigated non-invasive sensors for lactic acid monitoring. lactate oxidase enzyme) and its specific analyte (lactic acid). As first stage in this project sportive application will be considered because of less pressing conditions and more innovative importance. These contexts are relevant for both professional or amateur athletes and coaches. heart rate) and technical parameters (e. Excessive lactic acid accumulation causes muscular fatigue. An easily portable mobile device (e. Instead. Besides them. A body sensor network collects the measures and transmits them to a mobile device which analyses the physiological data.e. a smart phone or PDA) analyzes the sensor data concurrently with the activity and provides immediate feedback to the athlete. based on carbon nanotube (CNTs) growth and functionalization. The most important difficulties depend on the possibility to find a very selective surface activation for each species to be detected.. In this project two examples will be fully developed and integrated in a textile product: a chemical sensor (lactic acid) and a physical one (sonographic lounge inspection).g. 5 .g. While body sensor networks already find applications in health care.1 SENSORS AND PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING Sensors mainly allow evaluating chemical and physical parameters. thus allowing a complete analysis of the health conditions of the monitored person... Disadvantages are strong invasivity and delay between the measure and the response. It should be characterized by low invasivity and power consumption. Recent research activities addressed small non-invasive sensors worn by athletes to continuously monitor physiological signals (e. and in optimizing physical efforts during competitions (by avoiding critical lactic acid accumulations).g. Such challenging requirements cannot be fulfilled with traditional technologies. the sensor devoted to the measurement of physical parameters needs a very good body contact. CHEMICAL SENSORS This project addresses a non-invasive nanosensor-based system for monitoring lactic acid in sport activity (current lactic acid concentration and its trend based on the specific sport activity and the customized athlete profile). cycling and running). Current technologies measure the lactic acid concentration either in vivo (intravenous approach) or ex vivo through a small blood sample withdrawal and successive analysis.g. body movements). Both kinds of sensors have to work with the same reliability in different environmental conditions given through the human wearer.. Knowledge about physiological signals is very important both in healthcare and in sport activity. improve performance and assist rehabilitation.g. The lactic acid concentration is measured through non-invasive sensors worn by the athlete. Checking physiological parameters can support injury prevention. Lactic acid monitoring is particularly relevant in sports with intensive muscle strains for long intervals (e.1. This knowledge can play a key role in customizing training sessions both for recovery times and training strength (e.

the development of a system with up to 12 receivers seems necessary.1.a base technology for permanent monitoring and logging of vital signs is a proven method of supervising the health status of patients. Therefore. but who are constantly at risk of developing alveolar edema. sonography is considered impracticable for thoracic imaging. especially for endurance sport. having enough computation power to allow real time data analysis even preserving patient mobility. although the sensitivity of the systems to such movements is unknown and needs to be studied. In other words.PHYSICAL SENSORS The physical sensor that will be developed in the project is a sonographic system assembled around the human torso.2 BODY AREA NETWORK Body Area Network BAN . it must be guaranteed that patient data are only derived from each patient´s dedicated BAN system and cannot be mixed up with data from other patients or BAN systems at the same location. pharmacologists and engineers who all are partners in this project. a PDA. human lungs in situ were never rigorously probed with ultrasound at frequencies below 1 MHz. It was also shown that sound transmission during expiration is strongly decreased in patients suffering from pulmonary emphysema or pneumothorax. For clinical purposes. However.000 kHz) can permeate the thorax and permits sensitive monitoring of the air and water content of human lungs. It is the purpose of the present to develop such a system together with experts from the medical. 1. compact units which enable transfer of physical parameters collected by many sensors distributed in significant positions over the patient. that lead a normal life outside the hospital. Finally. One intriguing possibility is the continuous surveillance of patients with left heart failure. and the prevention of pulmonary edema in high altitude sports. The basic concept of BAN is a set of mobile. the electrotechnical and the textile field. which consolidates the data streams of all sensor modules attached. 6 . Low frequency ultrasound is a novel non-invasive approach to real time diagnostics of the lungs and the thoracic interior. the vital signs data flow passes a chain of BAN modules from each sensor to a main body station. We have shown that low frequency ultrasound (10-1. BAN is not only appropriate for communication in hospital and at home but may involve further applications where the non invasive approach guarantees even outdoor usage. The project is based on results obtained by an interdisciplinary team of physicians. whereas for the aforementioned application in sports one transmitter and two receivers will suffice. The position has to become clearly defined through the textile product. Another possible application would be the monitoring of the breathing rhythm of high performance sportsmen and women. the simplicity of the system offers the possibility to integrate it into intelligent textiles. The sliding of the sensors has to be limited even if the movement of the sportsmen is high. Beside its use in clinical diagnostics. The transmitter and receivers (sensors) have to make contact to the skin. Data are collected by a “central processing unit”. but increased in patients with pleural effusions. Conventional sonography at 2-10 MHz cannot permeate the chest. because at this frequency ultrasound is strongly scattered and reflected by the abundant air inclusions in the lungs. In healthy subjects at 15 kHz the difference in sound transmission through the lungs between inspiration (-20 dB) and expiration (-90 dB) was seven decades.

1. PREDICTION OF DANGEROUS SITUATIONS Time series prediction algorithms build a model based on previous measured values. such as for example the clustering techniques.. Resource-awareness of the algorithms is currently an open issue in the data mining area. Since various physiological signals are analyzed. the limited resources provided by the mobile devices used for athlete monitoring require the design of resource-aware data mining algorithms to process sensor data. During the sport activity. and on the computed indices. lactic acid) measured by the various sensors in the network.g. Building the user dynamic profile entails the contemporary analysis of the various heterogeneous physiological signals collected by the BAN. These models will then be stored on an easily portable mobile device. proper indices have to be devised to summarize the monitored measures and allow scoring the athletes based on their performance. These indices can be recomputed during the training session. and any difference with respect to the expected values timely shown to the athlete. A key point in the classification task will be the pre-processing of the data (monitored signals and context data) which will contribute to the definition of the profile. the same signal can be monitored by more sensors with different locations in the BAN.1. but they can also find application in the health care domain for patient assistance. Prediction algorithms will be also devised to predict the future values for the indices used to synthetically represent the athlete performance.3 DATA ANALYSIS Data mining techniques support the extraction of implicit knowledge from vast data collections. to predict future data values. denoted as classes. built by means of classification algorithms.. In the project these techniques will be exploited to analyze the sensor data collected by the Body Area Network (BAN) and provide useful information to both athletes and coaches. sex) or the performed activity. to support a more accurate evaluation.g. and assist rehabilitation. heart rate. will be then described by an abstract model. USER PROFILING The athletes will be modeled by a proper user profile. Furthermore. Furthermore. weight). but also risks related to their sport activity. In this context. This realtime information can support the athletes in understanding whether he’s progressively performing as expected during the sport activity. age. prediction algorithms will be developed to model the expected behavior of the monitored signals. weakness. and knowledge concerning the sport activity such as type and duration. Class models can be exploited to support coaches in analyzing "how" and "why" about athlete performance and provide a better understanding of strength. These signals are the different physiological signals (e. improve athlete performance. The former describes specific facts about the user (e. These contexts are relevant for both professional or amateur athletes and coaches. Various techniques will be evaluated for the segmentation. RESOURCE-AWARE DATA MINING ALGORITHMS Sensor data will be analyzed on a remote device to build the classification and prediction models. which summarizes the relevant information about both the athlete characteristics and the performed sport activity. this model will recognize anomalies which could prelude to physical problems or diseases. and they can be characterized by different sampling frequencies and delays. Athletes will be segmented based of their characteristics (e. They include the heterogeneity of the physiological signals collected by the BAN and the characteristics of both the athletes and the performed sport activity. Knowledge about physiological signal monitored during sport activity can support injury prevention. To predict possible risky situations which can affect the performance or the health of the athletes. Appropriate data mining algorithms will be devised to profile the athletes and their activity.. These segments. The user profile includes the factual and the dynamic profile. The design of proper data mining algorithms in the project scenario is a challenging task due to the different issues to be taken into account to achieve an accurate evaluation. age. anomaly detection techniques will be designed to identify deviations from the expected sensor data values. and used to analyze monitored data 7 . The heterogeneous sensor data collected bay the BAN represent a multivariate time series database for data mining analysis.g. in order to support both athletes and coaches in customizing training sessions for recovery time and training strength. and in optimizing physical efforts during competitions. sex. Classification techniques will be exploited for athlete profiling.

1. Since the molten metallic phase and the oxide will not mix. due to the directionality of the yarns and the many intersections.4 NANOSCALE SOLDERING AND CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS IN TEXTILES Nanoscale. It will either be mounted on. lead-free soldering-materials will be prepared to generate conductive connections in textiles containing metallic wires without damaging the surrounding yarns. The influence of the particle size. the generated heat in the core will be transferred to the shell and melt it. seed-mediated growth[iv] and microwave-assisted methods[v]. The nanoscale materials will be formulated into ink-jet printable inks to apply only the necessary amount of metal to the textile at the exact position of the desired joint. silver. the seed-mediated growth is the most promising. Thus. It also limits the complexity of the classification and prediction models and software. The magnetic core can be heated with a high-frequency magnetic field. conventional soldered joints contain much material. METALLIC NANOPARTICLES Conductive metals can be heated by induction. the plasmon resonance is excited by a laser beam of the exact wavelength. which constraints the amount of sensor data that can be stored and used for the analysis.concurrently with the sport activity.1. real-time feedbacks are provided to athletes and coaches. CORE-SHELL PARTICLES The third method will focus on the preparation of core-shell nanoparticles having a hematite or magnetite core and a metallic shell. Resource-aware data mining algorithms will be designed to process sensor data on the mobile device. For applications in the field of smart textiles most of the energy and signal transmission should ideally run through the textile to avoid additional wiring. provided that some textile yarns are replaced by thin wires. since it allows to quickly prepare larger quantities of the rods. Three approaches are proposed and briefly described below. Memory constrains the interval of historical sensor readings that can be temporarily stored in the mobile device for local processing. the oxidic particles will float on the melt and will not disturb the formation of the soldered joint.g. The mobile device is characterized by limited computing and power resources. leaving the core unchanged. or directly be produced on integrated electronic circuits. 1. which should fit in memory to provide real-time feedbacks to the athletes. conductive connections need to be made at predefined positions without damaging the natural or synthetic fiber-material in the vicinity. METALLIC NANORODS Metallic nanorods exhibit plasmon resonances in the long-wave region of the visible spectrum. To build up and integrate small circuits from such textiles. The exact position can be tuned by the aspect ratio. Electrical mini-generators in combination with mini lithium accumulators integrated into smart textiles can serve as power supply of sensors and mini transmitters for the monitoring of persons. For the activation of the rods. the most common ones are the electrochemical[iii]. Due to the close contact between the core and the shell. Since this is in a region of the spectrum where especially synthetic fibers do not absorb. the rods will be formulation into printable dispersions. 1.5 POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM A new miniaturized lithium accumulator system will be developed. Additionally. and the applied amount on the energy conversion will be studied in order to apply just enough energy to melt the particles and install a soldering joint without heating the surrounding fibers. The materials will be designed in such a way that the “soldering” will only act on the nanoparticles and not on the textile. Like the particles. Power consumption in the classification and prediction tasks can limit the monitoring phase duration in sport activity. There are several methods to prepare nanorods in literature. e. The textile structure makes an excellent base for this. Of these. a damage of the textile is unlikely. This approach includes the preparation of metallic nanoparticles of tin[i] or silver[ii] and their formulation into printable dispersions. the particle concentration in solution. 8 . This cannot be achieved with today’s technology. For silver. which will – given the many connections necessary in modern electronics – make the textile heavy and inflexible.

• High thermal resistance over a wide temperature range (-20°C to 130°C) and for discharge cycles of >2500. • High ionic (cationic) conductivity with a low level of electronic conductivity and no chemical diffusion of soluble chemical species generated by the electrode reactions in order to avoid accumulator self-discharge. • Formation of a useful passivating layer on the surface of the lithium anode without reducing the electrode cycling efficiency. and chemical “stability” of anion and polymer in contact with sulphide or oxide cathode materials.g. The structuring of the nanocrystalline Si layers takes place similar to the production of microelectronic circuits.5 to 5 V. electronically conducting passivation layers within nm range. • Preparation of a micro-battery on chip with the ion beam technology The ion beam technology for the production of electrodes with a nano-crystalline surface texture and for the production of lithium ions conducting polymer membranes offers a multiplicity of new possibilities for development. This allows one single production process of the textile product without cutting plane fabrics and sewing pieces together. • Acid-base stability of complexes formed in gel electrolyte membranes. Placement and stabilization of sensor positions will lead to optimal functional and wearing conditions. 1. For the integration of the sensors into the textile several possibilities exist. by use of masks.2-2115). As substrate for those nanocrystalline Si layer can be used for e.In the context of the project a thin Li+ polymer-MEA will be developed. Frey. It can be applied directly on the back of a flexible solar cell or can be converted to an accumulator. The structuring and separation can likewise be made by means of the ion beam technology for e. Frey invented also a procedure for the production of ion and electron-conducting polymers (European patent 93109799. H. They are described in the following: EXTRUSION • Micro and nanosize sensors addition into the polymer dissolution. By an electronic circuit on the back of the accumulator.g. nano-crystalline electrodes based on crosslinked gel electrolytes and/or ion beam technology represents a strong innovation in the field.g. The production of cheap lithium conductivity rechargeable batteries with high energy density and stability.6 TEXTILE INTEGRATION Different electronic components have to be integrated into the textile product and to perform different functions. Its requirements or functions are the following: • Adhesiveness and elasticity in order to maintain physical contact and ion exchange with solid phases. The adaptation of sensors affords the production of complexly shaped textiles. • Amorphous character and homogeneity versus time during service life in order to avoid Li0-dendrite formation and increased conductivity. The thermoelectric generator uses e. a Ni-foil. sometimes 4. Seams will be avoided to contribute to an optimal wearing comfort. the difference between body temperature and ambient temperature for energy production. • Mechanical reliability and nanostructure in order to obtain a large surface of a good thin-film interelectrode separator and a short charging time • Deposit nano-crystalline electrodes on the lithium conducting membranes. H. through which lithium ions can tunnel. especially at the high voltage level imposed by charging conditions. The solar cell can be replaced also by a thermoelectric mini generator. installed in a thin nanocrystalline Si layer overloading and/or unloading can be prevented by means of the solar cell.1. H. The ion beam sources for the direct and indirect deposition of materials are based to (DE 38 26 432 C2 and DE 37 03 207 C2) on patents (DE 38 26 432 C2 and DE 37 03 207 C2) of. The threedimensional technology is based on a long development period and meanwhile has been tremendously improved. Thinnest. The accumulator is charged by light irradiation. • Electrochemical “stability” against oxidation. As materials for the element modules can be considered nanocrystalline Si and/or Ge. compounded by means of many thermoelectric elements. or directly by means of the ion beam technology. can be produced by means of the ion beam technology and/or HF-magnetron. • Bi-component yarn extrusion which core is compound by a determinate material with the micro or nano 9 .

.g. this structure is close again (the plasma treatment is not permanent) and the sensor will remain into the textile. 1.sensors and then. the yarn is covered of other textile material. The main way for sensor encapsulation is actually the coating with an inert perfluoropolymer (e. washing. It is important to maintain some pressure on the sensors to keep them fixed. Actually some other technique are in development with the use of inkjet printing for the deposition of conductive nanoparticles. Sensors addition whose size is 1-2 mm x 1-2 mm approximately in a laminated that subsequently will be adhered into the textile. • Thermal vapor phase deposition. or the thermal vapour phase deposition of metal directly on the textile target. • Laminating. The most adequate way to obtain this kind of textile substrate is to use a non woven textile coated with a past (Polymeric) by roll to roll system or impregnation or deep coating. Micro and nano sensors addition into the covering dissolution. ELECTROSPINNING The nanosensor will be introduced into the polymer solution forobtaining a nanofibers web onto a non-woven fabric support. Therefore a composition of humidity guiding fibers close to the skin and humidity taking up fibers on the outer surface will be selected. Textiles especially adapted to the purpose of keeping sensors and different electronic parts will be developed especially regarding the comfort for the person who wears the smart textile and the reliable function of the electronic part of the textile. light in order to ensure a good comfort and wearability. Both systems allow producing three dimensional textile products. STRATEGY FOR SENSOR DEPOSITION The sensor must be encapsulated/resistant in order to resist to textile aggression. They are described in the following. One system is the Santoni knitting system. The incorporation of indentations into a piece of clothing allows to hold and to fix transmitters and receivers at the required positions. The third step consists in the deposition of the active sensing layers. Sensing devices are generally quite fragile. the other one is the Wovenit system. so far known as fully fashioned products. The indentations will be incorporated into a convex (embossed) field of the surface. due to the activity in the nanosensor field. The sensor must be deposited on a uniform substrate in order to obtain a good reliability. • Impregnation (roll to roll) • Screen printing In the case of this project.1. a deposition by ink jet must be certainly the most adequate due to the precision of this technique. As the textile product will be developed for sportswomen and sportsmen.7 TEXTILE TECHNOLOGIES Two textile production techniques will fulfil the demands. Then. With this treatment in the textile surface is possible to modify surface properties. The second step consists in the deposition of the conductive layer. Several techniques can be applied like: • Ink jet. as its rapid implementation at industrial level. That will be realized developing a special feature of the textile. good wearing properties are of extraordinaire importance. doing it hydrophobic or oleophobic. its versatility. 10 . Teflon). SURFACE MODIFICATION TREATMENTS Plasma treatments (atmospheric pressure and low pressure). The most common technique is the deposition by screen printing of a conductive layer (Silver). For a textile application an effort in the field of encapsulation must be made in order to avoid risk of degradation by abrasion. or sweat acid/alkaline character. open the internal structure and allowing the penetration of encapsulated nanosensors. COATING AND LAMINATING • Coating. • Once the yarn is obtained (including the sensors) we will develop fabrics (knitted (surely) or weaved) using a concrete quantity and distribution of that yarn. The sensor must be very small or flexible.

as well as the compatibility of the components in terms of synergies. RELIABILITY The reliability of the data acquired by sensors is also a topic of concern.. The validation of the new smart textiles will consist of two parts: • Use testing in a controlled environment. lactate concentration in blood. welding. Consequently. thus manufacturing products that were so far not available from textile material. Interlacing means that a complete row of meshes is developed in a single operation. The definition applies easily to one-material products but requires a thorough analysis for composite materials. The technique will be used to produce a soft.) will be performed in parallel with the monitorization of the smart textile. knitting. The analysis will provide predictions for the time period during each product may be used under normal conditions. The weaving. Wovenit combines all three processes resulting in a unique technology. These systems can create remarkable problems of easy wear. After the initial medical valuation. For a textile product which has various components integrated. In addition wires or textile threads to conduct the electric current can be easily inserted at the necessary places. etc. A reliability test in laboratory where traditional physiological tests (analysis of breathing gases. Each of these processes has advantages and possibilities. subject 11 . The obtainable advantages are the overcoming of the problematic of realization and personalization. or even damage them. It is based on state-of-the-art textile technology and enables the manufacturing of textile structures. The temperature regimes (minima and maxima. Weaving is the process where a warp thread and a weft thread are crossed. weave and interlace at the same time. with portions of fabric with dissimilar characteristic. The use of several types of fibres in the same product produces electrostatic discharges (ESD) due to triboelectric generation. It will also provide feed-back for optimizing the textile products.and at the same time is highly efficient and profitable.WOVENIT SYSTEM Wovenit is a new production technique.g. realized with various yarn compatible with the data that we want to collect. which were until now beyond imagination. and interlacing processes are known to nearly everybody and it is easily understood how a textile surface is developed from a single thread. Diverse sportsmen and women will participate in the experimentation accordingly to an exercise protocol with variable physical intensity. directly departing from the yarn avoiding all the operations of wrapping (e. Currently the systems used for the assemblage of the portions of fabric are operations of welding or seam. SANTONI SYSTEM For the realization of clothes able to collect some bodily parameters in sport or medical area can be used portion of fabric constructed with the special yarn able to notice the desired data and.8 VALIDATION LIFE TIME The life time concept is gaining importance with the evolving of new generations of smart textiles. easy to wear product with stiff parts where necessary to take up sensors and the other electronic products. A single machine is able to knit. this make the cost of the clothes acceptable from the market. the data acquired under various environmental conditions (humidity and friction) will be compared and confidence limits will be drawn for the conditions of use. Knitting is the process where loops of yarn or fabric are joined successively to form meshes. It basically means to estimate the time period for which the product may be used without noticeable loss of its functions. as well as the type of variation over the year) for the products and the environmental factors (humidity and light distribution) will be taken as for Europe and the threshold for the investigated properties will be defined for each type of product. The ESD may affect the electric circuits and may induce undesirable noise in the sensors.1. Our project intends to realize a machine able to produce a three-dimensional clothes. this element compromise the performances that we intend to achieve. 1. With its numerous options for colors. seam). shapes and styles Wovenit opens new horizons in combination of fibre materials and weave constructions. which can be used for characteristic products. discontinuity in the fabric and elasticity. to assemble them in the opportune zones of the clothes to reading the data. the concept of life-time requires studying the behavior of each component.

CM is a constant of material. The concept is grounded on models of heat and moisture management of the cloth and is intended to describe the wellness felt in a garment.g. and because it does not take into account. washability. etc. there is not yet a defined framework of what to measure and which are the optimum values for meeting customer demands. The evaluation of the tactile sensation is still a challenge for the textile researchers. explicitly.will perform the Conconi Test to determinate the anaerobic threshold of each subject. The trials will last 2 weeks. where doctors and trainers will follow the physiological parameters and predictions to monitor and configure the training procedures. 1. In order to define the contribution of each factor into the final index a thorough analysis is required. tactile (handle. embedding the various technical and emotional aspects into a single value. The Table below shows a hypothetic example of applying the concept described above by building linearly (using the addition of the various contributions) a comfort index for a smart garment. The prediction of the physiological response will be also validated comparing real and predicted data in the last phase of the experimentation where sportsmen and women will become fatigued. K is the stiffness under pressure of skin-fabric junction. This evaluation has a marketing value since it can be considered the first stage on product demonstration. and to measure the effect on various senses e. In this first stage of development. ma is the number of asperities and γ is the fabric roughness. For simplifying the description the intention in this project is the building of a composite index. the merit of exhibiting the importance of skin-cloth interaction for appreciating a textile product. Heat and moisture management also plays a role in defining the expectations. should be measured at IBV and Leitat facilities. The model is criticisable because it considers the skin as a mechanistic surface. which skin is not. The product is rated after being run through the enumerated tests and. Such an index should be based on several groups of technical tests. Parameters between traditional and new smart textile will be compared. culture and is not a quantified index. P is the pressure applied on skin. Other groups work for developing the concept of “comfort”. • Use testing in real conditions.1. After that. Tp. however. depending on the recorded values. For expressing the results we will use of the five-star system. While accepting that today a long service time (which means reaching certain values at the testing technical quality and care/maintenance) brings a contribution of some 20-30% to the total index in the normal textiles. In other words the service time for a smart textile will not get a priority as high as the accurate functionality. The second validation of the system will consist of the trial in use. Based on a simple model of cloth-body interaction Gupta and El Mogahzy [6] worked out an equation to describe how the textile is felt by the body: At/Aapp = CM Κ−γ ma1−γ Pγ where At and Aapp are the total and apparent area of cloth-skin contact. other factors like temperature. emotional aspects as well as pressure). “comfort index”. gloss. or humidity. for care. It has. Test procedures regarding comfort (Mechanical and thermal comfort. however. specialized sport doctors and trainers will use the smart cloth with their sportsmen and women in order to validate its use and demonstrate the benefits of this new system.9 COMFORT Textile fabrics are currently measured for a large number of performances and will meet a similar request. Functional evaluation The functional evaluation requires the participation of users in a controlled environment. This state. is related to many other parameters like tradition. from which the number of stars are inferred with the equation: 12 . reaches a total. Although it is obvious that the requirements of a smart textile will differ from those of usual one. drape and softness – KES). At this stage we consider of significance to test the smart textiles for their technical quality. lustre). odour and sight (colour. one expects that the smart ones will be not used for comparable length of service time for quite different reasons. subjects will perform a test of continuous effort over treadmill or static bicycle.

A 2003. • The Belgian company Verhaert developed several smart clothes for different applications [3]. Materials Letters 2001. The Smartshirt is able to measure heart rate. Chen.-G. 84. The data are stored on a PDA.-C. S. T. to protect against biological and chemical threads. J. Lee. Res. F. J. position and movement can be monitored by attaching existing.g. a physician. Chu. Mater. The Life shirt is intended for sports and health care applications. Materials Chemistry and Physics 2004. R. Hrbác. and should contain a mobile communication system. Panáček. Y. Oh. Huang. Novotný. Zhang. a product which after testing collects 40 points rates 4 stars. A. Sci. although other strategies may also be envisaged. Z. Prucek. Kim.-I. 15. Mater. Shin. X. The Wearable Motherboard of Georgia Tech was developed for the tracking and monitoring of special forces in the field. as it is the intention to give an impression of the possible applications of medical observation for people. X. Zhu. blood pressure. Respiration. An optical fibre is woven into a shirt as a bus to connect commercially available sensors to it.-C. all by integrating commercially available sensors in a suit. 49. 1099-1105 [3] J. • various sensors. ECG.-J. 2005. again by attaching existing sensors to the shirt.Stars = (Tp / Tm) x 5 Test Group Group contribution Performance 10 Care Eco-tests Physiology 5 15 15 Tests / points Technical specifications for knitwear / 5 Technical specification for sensor /5 Total Easy Care Specifications / 5 Eco-dyes & Recycl-able Ethic labour / 5 Formaldehyde / 5 /5 Moisture & heat Next to skin Sensor signal Gloss. J. The optical fibre bus system is adapted for sports and health care and commercialized by Sensatex as the “Smartshirt” [2]. 359. body temperature. S. The “Future Force Warrior” suit is under development with the objective to be used in a “network centered” battlefield [4]. 91-95 [4] G.-H. R. Gupta and Y.-J. "Friction in Fibrous Materials: Part I: Structural Model". In principle a textile integrated medical surveillance system possesses the following system elements.-N. Zhao. Eng. Text.-Y. as well attached to the shirt. laser lights. biological threads). [1] Y. These requirements will be realized by integrating classic sensors and electronics into a suit. H. Mater. respiration rate. 405-407 [2] L. • A commercial example is the Life shirt from Vivometrics [1]. Res. P.-H. Dang. to measure the physiological condition of the wearer. J.. Chem. The non-linear building of the index appears as a clear alternative. S.-K.2 Progress beyond the state-of-the-art This overview is obviously not exhaustive. Liu. Chang. • A last is an example is the research conducted by the US Army research center Natick.-C. Zbořil. 19. 469-473 [6] B. Tm 50 Accordingly. H. Zhao. 2004. • a communication controller.-W.g. This index is easily criticisable because of the linear construction (it is obtained by adding) which allows the occurring of compensating effects able to mask weaknesses of the product. 13 . The suit should be able to detect dangerous situations (e. Liao. El Mogahzy. Y. Kvítek. It will be clear from the examples that the degree of integration of electronics is limited as is the ubiquitous computing and multifunctional approach. The ALERT system was developed for real time motion capturing for the automotive industry. removable sensors to a shirt. Ko. R. but it contains the most important developments. and can be read out by e. 61(1991)547-555 1. management / 5 effect / 5 accuracy / 5 colour / 0 Comfort / 5 Wellness / 5 Luxury / 0 Emotion 10 Total points. 197-204 [5] F.

All parts in order to build a complex system implementation for a meaningful application/use case will be bundled with their underlying innovations in technology to form an even better system approach for new user needs. The interfaces are developed in such a way that each measurement produces a small coded data package. which use the difference between body and ambient temperature for energy production. on the other hand of thin thermoelectric generators. Two types of sensors. The configurability of the generic sensor network technology proposed in this project. which are in the Life-shirt integrated. the added value of using information obtained from different distributed sensor nodes is not used. • a transmission receiver unit (outside of the Life-shirt) with connection over mobile telephone.g. Apart from the structure. Solutions for remote analysis of physiological signals have already been proposed. Regarding applications in the envisaged areas (i. by Internet (TCP/IP able). • a self-sufficient power supply unit. which need to be tackled for the full integration of electronics into textiles. miniaturization and integration of the interfaces in run shirt a self-sufficient power supply system is developed. time series classification. which are strictly analyzed and exploited within the INTENSE project. The communication controller is developed in such a way that he is network able without PC over mobile telephone. based on polymer foils. Proposed approaches are typically taken limited in scope.12] provide models intractable on mobile devices. EMG (electromyogram) and measures body temperature. They perform instant value gathering and parameter estimation [5] or analyse a single physiological parameter/signal at a time [6]. EEG (electroencephalogram). The interfaces should likewise be adaptable Bluetooth. EMG etc. PDA or laptop to servers The body reflector receives by means of various sensors. flexible and washable electronics.• a body simulator. ECG. • Multifunctional textiles. monitoring of sportswomen and sportsmen). one chemical and one physical which are completely new will be readily developed and integrated to measure major properties of active sportswomen and sportsmen to allow a sensible surveillance. Beyond range that it has to be developed in such a way that it is capable of TCP/IP. systems performing pattern extraction and recognition from multivariate time series [7. By using textile materials and sophisticated textile production techniques textile products will be realised which are non-obstructive and comfortable to wear. ECG (electrocardiogram). Over infrared radiation a data exchange is to be possible over a range of 10 m. to warn patients against risky situations and discover posture and muscle activation patterns in athlete monitoring [11. Available systems address pattern recognition. By combining the integration of electronics and a smart sensor network in combination with Near-Field communication. All these technological innovations lead to new opportunities for system concepts. which can be dispatched e. pulse and noises (electronic stethoscope). As is clear from the state-of-the-art above. The body simulator serves for the adaptation of the individual signal level.12]. The body simulator simulates EEG.e. and anomaly detection. both in medical and sports contexts. • Interfaces and an active transponder. The state-of-the-art above also illustrates the major challenges. based on conductors as wires or fibres or skin conductivity truly multifunctional textiles will be realised. allows its use for different applications. • Truly ambient intelligent textiles. Innovations With INTENSE following innovations will be achieved: • Fully integrated. • Sensors and electronics. This is to consist on the one hand of thin flexible solar cells in combination with a Li+-accumulator. The communication controller controls the sensors and after start-up the actuators. The approaches applied in these developments however confide the issues from the single perspective of a few isolated computing and sensing elements on the fabric designed to perform pre-designed tasks. the following technical disciplines will be bundled within this project: 14 . Instead. They support diagnostic in the health care domain [6]. skin resistance. currently.

F. 2005.Letter to the Editor / Sensors and Actuators B 117 (2006) 308–313. and interconnecting electronics within textiles. Assuncao. Sydney. Westphall. S. USA. Techtextil North-America. 2005 [10]Sensors and Actuators B 117 (2006) 308–313 Jessica Weber. 2003. [1] www. O.O. Montes. [11] F. F. IEEE Computer Society Washington. Valente. Towards a Grid of Sensors for Telemedicine.M. C. M. Yang. Michaelles. Ubiquitous monitoring environment for wearable and implantable sensors (UbiMon). Woolford. J Sci Med Sport. 2006. N. [6] F.Toumazou. Bourdon. Effect of measuring blood lactate concentrations using different automated lactate analysers on blood lactate transition thresholds.. Conf.C. A. Proc. Rolim.P. Pisa. A. Sloman. Lubrin. Proc.L. 2007. embedding. [9] E. Hoos. Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. C. data transport and data fusion through networking. Letter to the Editor 15 . of the Third Int. Martinez. For what concern lactic sensor. 2004. Ultsch. Lopez-Illescas. et al. G. 2004. [8] F.B. “Interactive Textiles for Warrior Systems – An Update”. Peters. Garbay. O. Duchéne. P. A. 1-12. Discovering interpretable muscle activation patterns with the Temporal Data Mining Method. Rialle. [8] J. • System concepts and technologies for data generation within sensors. Buckley. [10] C.• New sensors for textile integration • Textile manufacturing. C. Sensing and monitoring professional skiers.Int. 485-90. and intelligent re-configurability of these information and communication related issues. B. Schiele. Tassinari et al. [7] F. Proc. Italy. Ng. M. Conf. • Technology related to the power supply of the involved active components. Learning recurrent behaviours from heterogeneous multivariate timeseries. besides in letterature there are still available some publications of lactic or lactate sensors whose detection is enhanced by the presence of carbon nanotubes (1). 2005. on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp). Even the presence in sweat is still investigated (2) but up to now there aren’t still no issued patent.com [4] T. 39:25-47. Lo.com [3www. on Mobile Business (ICMB’05). V. on Computer-Based Medical Systems. of the IEEE Int. Lawrence. L. September 1-4. E. Wells. 2002.Engineering in Medicine and Biology 27th Annual Conference Shanghai.vivometrics. Morchen. DC. Besides in our knowledge no textile integration has been realized up to now. on Medical Data Analysis. J.verhaert.D.P. PKDD 2004. Springer. Generation and exploitation of a realistic scenario and a use case and design of a typical application example for component integration and demonstration of the used base technologies. China. Koch. Alonso. of the 19th IEEE Symp. IEEE Pervasive Computing. [9]TONG Jijun et al. [5] J. B.sensatex.P.L. K. Wireless Remote Healthcare Monitoring with Motes. 6(1):408-21. Symp. • Technologies for fabricating. C.com [2]www. Z. Navarro. Knowledge discovery using medical data mining.W. Darzi. Proc. Australia. Proc. 2004.

mostly in parallel. The basic idea is to develop a platform from which a very great numbers of future products easily will derive. A lot of experiments will be necessary as well as a very accurate titration. two types of sensors have been chosen according to precedent know-how of the consortium partners and also according to the possible market future interest. The measure will be realized with an amperometric method. The simplicity of the system offers the possibility to integrate it into intelligent textiles. The system is already in strong investigation with medicines. The sensitivity of the sensor will be high enough to detect the concentration of the acid in sweat. pharmacists and engineers who are partner of the project (RWTH.3 S/T methodology and associated work plan To obtain a real integration between electronics and textile it is necessary to modify both sides in order to arrive to a smart integrated product. Thee strategic technological steps will be: (a) generating the first electrode by ion beam deposition.1mm) as well as the development of the related assembling technology. All partners with physiology expertise will be involved as consultants. (b) coating of the 16 . This will be the delivery of the project. According to this consideration the work plan of INTENSE project will have. the development of textile structures able to allocate such devices maintaining at the same time the necessary characteristic of comfort. The key tasks are (i) the preparation of lithium-electrodes and (ii) polymer based electrolytes for small scale cells (0. DWI). From what concern the devices.1. the development of electronic devices. The necessary sensor energy supply will be dealt with the development of a miniaturized Lithium accumulator that can be mounted or directly produced on an electronic circuit to supply the sensor data mining network (TUV). able to monitor chosen physiological parameters in very peculiar environment like clothes. A lactic aide sensor will be designed and realized (Polito) during the project. The sensitivity will be enhanced compared to the commercially available instruments thanks to the carbon nano tubes application on the electrode surface. The other sensor will be a sonographic system assembled around the human torso. and. similarly.1 x 0. In such a way the device will gain significant reduction in dimension and weigh.

especially those adapted to place sensors and different electronic parts. FilMar). Once the textile integration will be set up the production of real clothes will be realized. 17 . this element compromise the performances that we intends to realize. Finally when all the devices (sensors. At the same time suitable wires will be prepared (AITEX. (c) deposition of the required second electrode material by the ion beam technique and (d) subsequent covering the assembly with a lacquer system that protects the mini-cell against humidity and oxygen of the atmosphere. This allows one single production process without cutting plane fabrics and sewing pieces together. Furthermore mobile system will be developed (TXT) for athlete monitoring. as well as the type of variation over the year) for the products and the environmental factors (humidity and light distribution) will be taken and the threshold for the investigated properties will be defined. The analysis will provide predictions for the time period during each product may be used under normal conditions. Finally Life Cycle Analysis will be studied essentially by the industrial partners. discontinuity in the fabric and elasticity . The physiological signals will be collected by the BAN (Body Area Network) that will be designed (Cetemmsa) in relation to the characteristics of both athletes and performed sport activity. would be developed taking into account the comfort for the person who wears the smart textile and the reliable function of the electronic part of the textile. The exploitation of the product will be obtained thanks to the easy access of some partners to media and by the usually participation of many partners to fairs with own booths. In INTENCE project two different techniques to obtain seamless products will be compared (VISIO. lead-free. soldering-materials to generate conductive connections in textiles containing metallic wires without damaging the surrounding yarns. data senders and receives) will be ready a package will be necessary. A great importance as already underlined will be give to the comfort. the concept of life-time requires studying the behavior of each component. The nanoscale materials will be formulated into ink-jet printable inks (Leitat) to apply only the necessary amount of metal to the textile at the exact position of the desired joint. Santoni) and public research associations (INCDTP. For what concern the integration on textile of all electronic devices the development of a nanoparticle soldering past will be studied (DWI). The materials will be designed in such a way that the “soldering” will only act on the nanoparticles and not on the textile.Cetemmsa. The Data mining techniques support the extraction of implicit knowledge from vast data collections. AITEX). to assemble them in the opportune zones of the clothes to reading the data. Such functional textile will be a three dimensional textiles today known as hybrid textiles. as well as the compatibility of the components in terms of synergies. Santoni). Suitable conductive polymer will be extruded and than made suitable for the texture. It is important to underline that these systems can create remarkable problems of easy wear. For the realization in sport or medical area clothes able to collect some bodily parameters can be used portion of fabric constructed with the special yarn able to notice the desired data and. The dissemination of results will be on conferences and on workshops. For a textile product which has various components integrated. A technological transfer will be organized thanks to the participation in the project of machinery producers (VISIO.electrode with a macromolecular electrolyte precursor that solidifies within short time. At least two international conferences will be organized in the project time. All the technological process both for sensor production and for the accumulator will avail of all the necessary equipments for structural and microstructural characterisation of materials and devices will be performed to optimize functional properties. The aim is the preparation of nanoscale. The validation will be realized both on textile and on the whole system thanks to the textile research centers participant. The 3 dimensional technology is based on a long development period and meanwhile has been tremendously improved. battery. In this way the controlled spacially confined insertion of quite different materials. The adaptation of sensors affords the production of complex shaped textiles. In Besides textiles. The design of proper data mining algorithms in the project scenario will be developed (Polito) and will represent a challenging task due to the different issues to be taken into account to achieve an accurate evaluation. It will also provide feed-back for optimizing the textile products. The temperature regimes (minima and maxima. Leitat. and publication in dedicated magazines. The adaptation to the shape and assembly requirements of sensors and electronic parts at all so will be performed perfectly. functionalized fibers (as conductors) and additional elements will be possible. Currently the systems used for the assemblage of the portions of fabric are operations of welding or seam.

Each WP will have a leader group and will be divided in some tasks and sometime in subtasks.Hereon a snap of the project work division is represented. Reporting • Serve as a central management partner combining the different contributions of the project partners in order to fulfill reporting duties towards the project. Control • Ensure that the tasks under the contract are carried out in a timely and correct manner. etc). Fabrizio PIRRI (POLITO) will be the Project Coordinator and will be responsible for the technical. Deviations from the plan and their impact on the budget must be notified to the coordinator for approval. Financial administration • Approve the estimated resources contained in the plan to ensure that the project remains within its budgetary constraints. Fabrizio PIRRI (POLITO) Objective: The objective is to secure successful completion of the contract ensuring that all deliverables and milestones are met. rolling map. financial and administrative management. IMICAT consortium wants to train their early stage researcher by consortium-internal training. • The Coordinator will keep a close contact with the EC project officer appointed to accompany the project. The Coordinator is responsible for monitoring and controlling expenditure to ensure that overall constraints on the project are satisfied. and by transferring our results to commercially relevant applications. that the organizational procedure will be smooth and the topics discussed in the meetings and the henceforth decisions will be correctly documented and distributed to all partners. responsibilities. Within the project management and co-ordination work package. Procedures for managing future exploitation of results will be discussed and assessed. • Secure that the deliverables are submitted on time and meet the agreed quality standards. INTENSE will be divided in six wps. structure and flow of information. proceedings. reporting. as well as interim reports. notably administrative and scientific issues. These activities will be supported by Management Office and Steering Committee As immediate objectives of INTENSE. This comprises periodical progress reports. partnership meeting procedures. hotel and plenary rooms booking. roles. and final reports. which will include cost statements. • Maintain constantly the work schedule updated and an activity plan. the following tasks will be fulfilled by the Management: Logistics • Ensure the organization of the logistics of plenary project workshops (invitation of attendees. A Mid-Term Assessment report on the progress of the research and the partners’ plans for future exploitation strategy is to be submitted before the end of the 20th month from the date of the commencement. we want to ensure that our results will have an impact on both academic and industrial research. Management WP leader: Prof. • Attend and provide input to all coordination meetings. Description of work The procedures of managing the project and the procedures for conflicts resolution have to be agreed by partners as soon as possible and presented at the kick off meeting with a draft of "Consortium Agreement" (at POLITO after positive answer from first stage). This will guarantee that all meetings will be thoroughly prepared. The first of these interim reports will include among other items. milestones and indicators and an updated detailed schedule of activities for the first eighteen months of the project. WP1. agenda. working practices. 18 . Prof. monitoring of activities. which will be divided into two major sections. All partners within the project will be expected to participate and contribute fully to the fullfillment of the annual consortium coordination meetings. This shall be reached by disseminating information on our project within the scientific community. technical support.

In case of changes being required (e.M0-12 (Polito) is devoted to the characterization of the physiological measures to be considered during the data analysis and in Task 2.4 . To do that the task will be divided in two.5 .1 .M12-30. The work-flow will start from the design and prototyping (ST2.3 .1. Materials and electronics will be studied in order to arrive to a second phase (ST2.M 0-30 . Metal charged wires will be studied since the conductivity will be optimum for fabric. WP2.M12-30) of realization of the device suitable for the tex integration. • Individual project partners are responsible financial audits of their project finances. In Task 2. It is divided in 5 tasks.3.M1224.3. In the second stage the device will be adjusted to the textile requirements.2. At least in STask 2. lead-free solderingmaterials to generate conductive connections in textiles containing metallic wires without damaging the surrounding yarns. A great number of measures will be preview.DWI This WP is the most structured of the whole project.3 – M0-30 (TUV) a Lithium energy accumulator will be realized.• Receive all payments made by the Commission and administer the Community contribution regarding its allocation between contractors and activities in accordance with the contract and decisions taken by the consortium.1 .2 . Also in this case a first phase (ST2. withdrawal of a partner) the Coordinator will be responsible for managing the process consistent with any provision of the contract and consortium agreement.M6-18 will consist in the study of conductive wires.3.M0-12 the membrane containing the Lithium ion will be realized. STask 2. In Task 2. In STask 2.2 . Physiological parameters will be studied and the equipment will be adjusted. IBV) a sonographic system assembled around the human torso will be developed. STask 2. 19 .7 . In STask 2.3.1 .M0-24) and It will arrive too a certain numbers of technological improvements up to the final miniaturized device (ST2. In this WP all the “smart” sides of the final product are designed and developed. The aim of Task 2. IBV) a sensor able to evaluate the concentration of lactic acid on transpiration will be developed. The first stage will be preliminary to the second one and will bring to the functional device not yet integrated.1 – M0-30 (Polito. The realization of two different sensors will be realized: one sensible to chemical signals and the other on physical parameters. These reports are collected by the Coordinator for the EU project officer.8 .M 24-30.1 .4. This means that a lot of different substrate will be tested in order to arrive to the best situation.M0-24) in which a first prototype will be designed and realized. The nanoscale materials will be formulated into ink-jet printable inks to apply only the necessary amount of metal to the textile at the exact position of the desired joint.6 .g.1 .1 .2 – M0-30 (RWTH.4.2. • Changes to the Consortium are not anticipated in the project.M 6-18 will be dedicated to the preparation of nanoscale.4 – M 6-30 (DWI) will be soldering of the electronics on fabrics. Task 2.Task 2.1.M12-30). All the critical section of it will be developed in subtasks.Sensor Technology . A final step will be the possible integration with solar cell in Task 2. In this case both material aspects and electrical/electronic will be necessary in order to optimize the workability of the sensor . Similarly and in parallel in Task 2.the accumulator is assembled.M12-24 (Cetemmsa) will be dedicated to the conversion of signals from anagogic to digital. both on material characterization and on device responses. Task 2.M0-12 (TXT) the interface between the sensors and the BAN will be defined. The materials will be designed in such a way that the “soldering” will only act on the nanoparticles and not on the textile. Finally a certain number of tests on the quality of the interfaces will be made. The possibility to enhance the answer using carbon nano tubes will be strongly considered. The sensor will be based on a classical amperometric detection system.M0-12 the nanocrystalline electrodes will be studied and realized. • Keep accounts making it possible to determine at any time what portion of the Community funds has been allocated to each contractor for the purposes of the project and inform the Commission of the distribution of the funds and the date of transfers to the contractors on an annual basis.

1 . STask 4. indices are designed to summarize the various signals and support the scoring of the athletes based on their performance. In particular. sport activities. in order to recognize anomalies which could prelude to physical problems or diseases. The WP will be developed in 5 tasks. Task 4. STask 4. PDAs. smart phones). An action of technology transfer will be considered. The algorithms will complain with the mobile device constraints.M9-33 sensor incorporation.7 ..2 .M18-33). The last task of WP4 is Task 4.2.3.Sensor network design and sensor data analysis .3. in terms of user profiling and prediction components. They will be implemented on a development framework designed for mobile devices. STask 4. Task 3. As a pre-processing step. and of the resourceaware data mining algorithms for extracting useful knowledge from the monitored physiological measures. Cetemmsa) will address the integration of the BAN infrastructure and the mobile device.1 . In Task 5. and monitored physiological signals.M24-36 (Polito) will address the data quality evaluation of the received signals and the capability of the mobile device to properly manage the physiological signals needed to perform data analysis.M24-33 (Santoni) will be dedicated to clothing articles prototyping.5 .M9-33. It will be tested the adherence to the requirements. In WP2 the problem will be dealt from the electronic side here the point of view will be upset.M18-36).g. which supports the execution of the algorithms on a wide range of appliances (e. computed indices).2 .4 .M9-24 will develop the ergonomic evaluations of the product.M0-24 (Santoni) the fabric prototyping and the production will be developed.6 .4 . Cetemmsa. STask 4. age) and their performance (e.M12-30 .1 .M18-36 (IBV) will deal the validation of the system.1.2 – M12-30 fabric production.1 . RWTH) addresses the Body Area Network infrastructure requirements and communication protocol specifications. in Task 3. Task 3.g.1 .2.Textile integration . while in Task 3. electrical contacts and BAN included. are evaluated. while time series prediction algorithms will be developed based on the specifications defined in Task 3.WP3. STask 4.M 0-30 addresses the design and implementation of the Body Area Network (BAN).6 . clustering techniques) are designed to group athletes based on both their characteristics (e.1 .M0-35 (UMF) will be dedicated to the usability test.1 .M0-24 (Leitat) will be dedicated to the real electronic encapsulation.5 .g. including power consumption and available computing resources. Bio-physiological characterization of proposed textiles will be verified in different usage 20 .. The information for user profiling. IBV. in terms of architecture and transmission protocols.M24-35 (INCDT). STask 4. including the software components for the analysis of the monitored physiological signals. Task 3.2. it will be divided in two tasks. Task 4. The information to be considered in building the model and the most relevant signals in identifying anomalies are selected. It will be divided in two tasks: STask 4.M0-18 (TXT.1.M18-33 (DWI) comforts tests will be realized. Finally at Task 5.Validation .M624 will deal of the fabric suitability to smart txt.M14-33 (IBV) two aspects will be considered: Fatigue of textile material (STask 5. the available memory limits the amount of sensor data that can be stored for local processing and the complexity of user profiles.M6-18-for anthropometric evaluation for better sensor positioning.3 . Similarly.2.fabric integration of the lithium accumulator.M0-18 (Polito. IBV) time series prediction algorithms will be designed to model the expected behaviour of the monitored signals. is identified.M 0-18-fabric design and prototype.2 .M24-30 (Polito. sex. and Endurance reliability of the whole system (STask 5. IBV) the requirements and the design of the user profiling component will be performed. In Task 4. The resource constraints of the mobile device.M0-18 (Polito. Cetemmsa) the Body Area Network is implemented.1. In WP4. Algorithms (e.2 .2. Once the whole smart system will be developed.3 . including data about athletes..M18-30 (TXT) addressed the BAN integration into textile.M6-35 (Leitat) the problematic related to the encapsulation of electronic devices to textile products will be dealt. Task 4.M12-30 (TXT.4 . Task 4.. Classification algorithms will be implemented based on the specifications in Task 3.2 M24-33 will make wash test.g. In WP5.1. Task 4. The task will be divided in the following subtasks: STask 4.3 . the development of a market requirement satisfactory garment product will be necessary. TXT. A proper integration environment will be set up to stress the behaviour and the throughput of the communication link.(Polito) is devoted to the development of resource-aware data mining algorithms.1. here the work will be basically of medical aspects. This task will be dedicated to the support to technological transfer. In Task 3.2 .

The total number of person-months allocated to each work package. Measured in months from the project start date (month 1). sport and leisure activities. recovery. health systems. fairs.3a = Workpackage list Work package No1 WP1 WP2 WP3 WP4 WP5 WP6 Work package title Management Sensor technology Sensor network design and sensor data analysis Textile integration Validation Dissemination and Exploitation TOTAL Type of activity2 MNG RTD RTD RTD/DEM RTD/DEM RTD Lead participant No3 1 4 6 13 14 3 Personmonths4 25 199 96 288 94 50 752 Start month5 0 0 0 6 18 12 End month5 36 30 30 35 36 36 1 2 Workpackage number: WP 1 – WP n. is the WP in which the major involved partners will be the industrials. A suitable environment will be used to collect data.1 . DEM = Demonstration. closed to the real life operation.3 ..M24-36 (IBV) the dissemination of the results will be obtained with the organization of at least two international conference and publications. Particular attention will be paid to the correctness and the usefulness of the feedbacks given to the athletes. physical and mental disabilities. the usability will be cerified and a comparison with “normal” textile will be made. …).2 .context (e. if applicable in this call. The meaningful parameters for network evaluation are collected and analyzed to detect the suitability of the selected protocol for the purpose of this project. Furthermore.M24-36 (Polito) will evaluate both the efficiency and the effectiveness of the system with respect to the data analysis aspect. WP6. workshops.g. and coordination activities). Table 1.4 M24-36 (TXT) the validation of the BAN will be performed. The Life cycle analysis will be realized Task 6. For what concern the exploitation of the product Task 6. as a result from the application of the classification and prediction models. the fulfillment of the resource constraints of the mobile device will be evaluated.3 . In Task 5.M12-36 (Santoni).M24-36 (VISIO) a lot of action will be enterprise like magazine publications. OTHER = Other specific activities. 3 4 5 Number of the participant leading the work in this work package. Please indicate one activity per work package: RTD = Research and technological development (including any activities to prepare for the dissemination and/or exploitation of project results. MGT = Management of the consortium. 21 . At least in Task 6.M20-30 (DWI).Dissemination and Exploitation . Task 5.

Electronic interfaceconversion into digital signal Task 2.1 .1 .3 .2.1.7 .3.Nanocrystal for electrodes S-T2.1.Interface between the sensors and the BAN WP3: Sensor network design and sensor data analysis Task 3.2 .1 .4 .1 .Novel chemical sensor for lactic acide detection Subtask Responsible POLITO DWI Duration Activity in months 0-36 MNG 0-30 RTD S-T2.3 .Optimization. miniaturization S-T2.State of the art in data mining algorithms for physiological data analysis Task 2.1. 22 TXT 0-30 RTD .2 .3.3.Novel sensor for lung air/water Task 2.1.Soldering on Textile Task 2.Project management WP2: Sensor technology Task 2.4 .Accumulator realization and test S-T2.Soldering on fabric S-T2.5 .6 .Work Package WP1: Management Task 1.2.Membrane optimization S-T2.Optimization.4.Energy supply-Lithium accumulator Task 2.2 .Connection of conductive fibers Task 2.Solar cell integration S-T2.4.Design and prototype S-T2.2 .Requirements and design of user profiling component.8 .Design and prototype S-T2.2 .3. miniaturization S-T2.1.Sensor and interface test Task 2.

2.2 .2 .6 .Usability Task 4.Integration of the lithium accumulator S-T4.Task 3.Support to technological transfer at industrial scale Task 4. Task 4.Fabric material considerations S-T4. WP4: Textile integration Task 4. Task 3.3 .1Anthropometrics aspect S-T4.5 .2.Sensors incorporation S-T4.Ergonomic studies S-T4.5 .Body Area Network infrastructure requirements and communication protocol specifications.2 .2 .3 .Clothing article prototyping Task 4.Data quality evaluation 23 .1 .2 . Task 3.Body Area Network implementation.Fabric production S-T4.Integration of network and analysis infrastructure.4 .Requirements and design of time series prediction algorithms.1 .6 .BAN integration into textile.2.1.Wash-test LEITAT 6-36 RTD/DEM Task 4.Development of resource-aware data mining algorithms Task 3.7.1 .3.Fabric prototyping and production Task 4.Fabric design and prototype S-T4.3 . Task 3.3.2.1.Electronic encapsulation S-T4.4 .4 .

1.Comfort test Task 5.3 . Task 5.2 .Validation of the BAN WP6: Dissemination and Exploitation Task 6.Validation of the system (testing of functionality) S-T5.1 .Efficiency and effectiveness evaluation of sensor data analysis.3 .2 .Endurance reliability of the whole system IBV 18-36 RTD/DEM Task 5.1.4 .Exploitation Task 6.1 .Fatigue of textile material S-T5.Life Cycle Analysis Task 6.Dissemination SANTONI 12-36 RTD 24 .2 .1 .WP5: Validation Task 5.

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4 .Support to technological transfer at industrial scale Task 4.4 .6 .7 .Nov el sensor for lungair/w ater Task 2.Textile integration Task 4.requirements and design of time series prediction algorithms Task 3.1 .Dissemination 12-30 24-36 24-36 WP5 .Dev elopment of resource-aware data mining algorithms Task 3.Validation of the BAN First year Second year Third year Responsable SANTONI 18-30 18-30 24-36 24-36 WP4 .Project management First year Second year Third year Responsable DWI Workpackages/Tasks description 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 T1 T2 T3 T4 T1 T2 T3 T4 T1 T2 T3 T4 T1 T2 T3 T4 T1 T2 T3 T4 T1 T2 T3 T4 T1 T2 T3 T4 First year Second year Third year Responsable POLITO 0-36 26 .3 .Energy supply-Lithium accumulator Task 2.8 .Data quality ev aluation First year Second year Third year Responsable IBV 6-18 6-18 12-22 12-22 12-22 18-35 18-35 WP3 .Dissemination and ex ploitation Task 6.2 .Electronic interface-Conv ersion into digital signal Task 2.Intergration WP2+WP3+WP4 Task 5.Usability Task 4. Sensor technology Task 2.3 .Fabric prototyping and production Task 4.6 .BAN infrastructures requirements and comunication protocol specifications Task 3.2 .4 .1 .2 .2 .5 .1 .5 .Comfort test Task 5.2 .Electronic encapsulation Task 4.Ex ploitation Task 6.Sensor and interface test Task 2.Clothing article prototyping Task 4.BAN integration into tex tile Task 4.3 .GANTT Chart ID 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 WP6 .Life Cycle Analy sis (LCA) Task 6.Integration of netw ork and analy sis infrastructure First year Second year Third year Responsable LEITAT 0-18 0-18 6-24 6-24 12-24 12-24 WP2.3 .Efficiency and effectiveness ev aluation of sensor data analy sis Task 5.Requirements and design of user profiling component Task 3.6 .1 .1 .State of the art in data mining algorithms for phy siological data analy sis Task 2.Soldering on tex tile Task 2.5 .Sensor network design and sensor data analy sis Task 3.3 .4 . Management Task 1.7 .1 .Interface between the sensors and the Body Area Netw ork (BAN) First year Second year Third year Responsable TXT 0-12 0-12 6-22 6-22 12-24 12-30 12-30 12-30 WP1.BAN implementation Task 3.Validation of the sy stem (testing of fuctionality ) Task 5.Nov el chemical sensor for lactic acide detection Task 2.

3 D2.3 D1.2 D3.6 D2.4 D2.4 D3. user profiling and prediction Software for BAN implementation Integration of network and analysis infrastructure.2 D2.1.2.5 D1.3 D2.3.1 D2.2 D2.6 D4.3 b Deliverables list Deliverable No6 D1.3.2. State-of-the-art for physiological data mining techniques suitable for the monitored physiological measures Interface requirements between the sensors and the BAN Classification algorithms for user profiling.3.1 D3.4.3 D3.1 D2.1 D2.3.7 D3.3 D2.2. Time series prediction algorithms Design-schema of BAN and communication protocol specifications Software component for data analysis.Table 1.2 D2.2 D1.7 D1.8 D1.1.2 D2.1.4 D1.1.2 Deliverable name Project Presentation Project website I° Periodic report I° Progress reports Mid term report II° Progress reports III° Periodic report III° Progress reports Final report Material and design set up for lactic acid sensor Lactic acide sensor prototype Miniaturized lactic acide sensor prototype Material and design set up for lung sensor Lung sensor prototype Miniaturized lung sensor prototype Membrane optimization for Lithium accumulator Nanocrystal for electrodes optimization for Lithium accumulator Realization of the accumulator Integration of solar cell Soldering set up Connection with conductive fibers set up Electronic interface convertion into digital signal Report.5 D3.6 D1.4.1 D1. Evaluation of ergonomic aspect Fabric material considerations and analysis 27 WP No 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 Delivery date 7 Nature 8 Dissemi nation level 9 M1 M3 M6 M12 M18 M24 M30 M36 M36 M12 M24 M30 M12 M24 M30 M12 M12 M24 M30 M18 M18 M30 M12 M12 M18 M18 M18 M30 M30 M30 M18 M24 O O R R R R R R R R P R P P P R R P R R R R R R R R R O O R R R PU PU CO CO CO CO CO CO PU CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO .1.9 D2.5 D2.1 D4.1 D2.

1 D5.4 D4.2.3.5 Fabric design and prototype Fabric production Sensors incorporation Miniaturized lung sensor prototype Integration of the Lithium accumulator Ergonomic studies Wash tests Clothing article prototyping Support to technological transfer at industrial scale BAN integration Data quality evaluation of the received measures Fatigue of developed textile material measuremants set up Endurance and reliability of the whole system validation Comfort test in different usage context and comparison with “normal” textile.2. Five consulting services agreements.2.2 D4.5 D4. Three oral conferences.1 D6.D4. One technical meeting within an ISO or National Standard Committee (TC 184) Midterm dissemination and exploitation report Final dissemination and exploitation report 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 M18 M30 M33 M33 M33 M24 M33 M33 M35 M30 M36 M33 M36 M33 M36 M36 M36 M20 M36 P P P P P R R P R R R R R R O O O D D CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO PU PU PU PU PU 28 .3 D6.2.2 D4.2 D5.2 D6.5 D4.3.3 D6.4 D6.1 D4.3 D4.2.7 D5.6 D4.4 D4.1 D4.

decision making at any level.2 Project website (M3) D1. This work package includes project advancement control. . The project management will include the following activities: .8 III° Progress reports (M36) D1. Prof.preparation of technical reports on a 6 months and 12 months basis with information from partners and send to the EC.4 I° Progress reports (M12) D1. reporting. F. and send the consolidate information each year to the EC. A Mid-Term Assessment report on the progress of the research and the partners’ plans for future exploitation strategy is to be submitted before the end of the 20th month from the date of the commencement. Milestones and expected result M1. financial and administrative management. The continuing existence of positive and realistic perspectives for the exploitation of the results and the continuing commitment of the partners to the objectives of the project will be a requirement for the continuation after the annual reviews.3 I° Periodic report (M6) D1. . Pirri (POLITO) will be the Project Coordinator and will be responsible for the technical.Table 1. The procedures of managing the project and the procedures for conflicts resolution have to be agreed by partners as soon as possible and presented at the kick off meeting with a draft of "Consortium Agreement". .meetings will be organized in a rotating way by all the participants.6 II° Progress reports (M24) D1.1 Project Presentation (M1) D1.preparation of the minutes from the general Partners and technical meetings. dissemination and exploitation of the results. Procedures for managing future exploitation of results will be discussed and assessed. F. .collect the Cost Statement from the partners.1 (M12) I° Annual Review: evaluation of scientific/technological progress and exploitation perspectives M1. Deliverables D1.7 III° Periodic report (M30) D1.5 Mid term report (M18) D1. Pirri). Description of work Task 1.1 Project management Measures will be taken for providing efficient project management by the project coordinator (Prof.9 Final report (M36) Note: The required "Periodic reports" and "Final reports" are detailed in the reporting guidelines provided by the Commission.preparation of a detailed workplan and update it when required. They include also a "Plan for using and disseminating knowledge".3c: Work package description Work package number Work package title Activity Type10 Participant number Person-months per participant: 1 Start date or starting event: Management MNG 1 3 4 6 18 2 3 2 M0 Objectives The objective of this WP is to manage the programme ensuring that all deliverables and milestones are met and to produce the reports required by the commission.2 (M20) Mid term Annual Review: evaluation of scientific/technological progress and exploitation 29 .

13 Person-months per participant: 10 Start date or starting event: 4 52 14 5 2 8 5 10 6 2 M0 7 24 12 9 Objectives • Technology to produce a sensor for the detection of lactic acid and a ultrasound sensor to measure the air/water ratio in lung. In the second stage the device will be adjusted to the textile requirements.2.3 . Task 2.M12-30 realization of the device suitable for the tex intgration. • Development of an energy accumulator.perspectives M1. 30 . Some technological steps will be optimized in order to arrive to a not yet miniturized and integrable sensor.the accumulator is assembled.A integration with solar cell.3 (M36) Final Review: evaluation of final scientific/technological progress and exploitation perspectives Workpackage number 2 Workpackage title: Sensor technology Activity type 21 RTD Participant Nr. • Measure characterization. lead-free soldering-materials to generate conductive connections in textiles containing metallic wires without damaging the surrounding yarns.M0-24 design and prototyping of the sensor.1 . STask 2. STask 2. Task 2. Materials and electronics will be studied ST2.1 .(Polito.M6-18 .M0-24 a first prototype will be designed and realized.1.2.M 0-12 .4 .2 .4 – M 6-30 ( DWI) will be soldering of the electronics on fabrics.(RWTH. 1 Person-months per participant: 79 Participant Nr.1 .3. ST2. STask 2. The possibility to enhance the answer using carbon nano tubes will be strongly considered. • Definition of the interface between the sensors and the BAN.1 .3.will be dedicated to the preparation of nanoscale. This means that a lot of different substrate will be tested in order to arrive to the best situation.M0-12 . Physiological parameters will be studied and the equipment will be adjusted. ST2. Simulation and materials analysis will be realized. Task 2. STask 2.1 – M 0-30 . STask 2.1 . ST2.M 24-30 . The nanoscale materials will be formulated into ink-jet printable inks to apply only the necessary amount of metal to the textile at the exact position of the desired joint. All the critical section of it will be developed in subtasks. • Integration of the electronic in textile • Conversion of the electronic signal into a digital signal.4.the membrene containing the Lithium ion will be realized.3 – M0-30 . IBV ) a sensor able to evaluate the concentration of lactic acid on transpiration will be developed. IBV) a sonographic system assembled around the human torso will be developed.M 12-24 .3.1. Description of work Task 2.The sensor will be based on a classical amperometric detection system.1 . both on matherial characterization and on device responces.3. A great number of measures will be prewiew. a certain numbers of technological improvements up to the final miniaturized device The first stage will be propedeutic to the second one and will bring to the functional device not yet integratd.M12-30.the nanocrystallin electrods will be studied and realized. The materials will be designed in such a way that the “soldering” will only act on the nanoparticles and not on the textile.2 – M0-30 .( TUV) a Lithium energy accumulator will be realized.

M6-18 .3.M12-24 .RWTH.1.4.2 (M24) – Polito. Metal charged wire will be studied since the optimal.5 .8 .3 (M24) .1 (M12) .4.TUV. In this case both material aspects and electrical/electronic will be necessary in order to optimize the workability of the sensor.Polito .Realization of the accumulator D2. D2.STask 2.2. time series prediction algorithms and data cleaning and preprocessing techniques appropriate for the characteristics of the physiological parameters and the sensor technology will be evaluated.2.Lung sensor prototype D2. Polito) Milestones M2.(Cetemmsa) A certain number of tests on the quality of the interfaces will be made.7 (M12) .4 (M30).3 (M24).Lung miniaturized sensor M2.Cetemmsa.Polito.Nanocrystal for electrodes optimization for Lithium accumulator D2.(Polito).Report.TUV. The application domain requirements related to communication will be taken into account in order to define the most appropriated kind of network.Polito. State of the art in data mining algorithms for physiological data analysis.4. State-of-the-art for physiological data mining techniques suitable for the monitored physiological measures (Polito-DAUIN). Interface between sensor and network will be agreed and defined for further implementation.M0-12 .5 (M30) .Soldering set up D2.Lithium accumulator M2. Physiological data classification methods.Miniaturized lung sensor prototype D2.1. Task 2.Report. Interface requirements between the sensors and the BAN (TXT. The communication protocol will be integrated on the sensor to allow BAN interconnection.4 (M30) .1 (M12) .M12-30 .(TXT).1.1 (M30). Deliverables (brief description and month of delivery) D2.TXT .6 (M12) .Miniaturized lactic acide sensor prototype D2.M0-12 .2 (M24) – RWTH.will consist in the study of conduttive wires.1 (M18) .7 .TUV.Electronic interface convertion into digital signal D2. Then the conductive will be get optimal to fabric.3.3 (M30) .2 .Membrane optimization for Lithium accumulator D2.3 (M30) .DWI.1 (M12) .Lithium accumulator+ solar cell Workpackage number 3 Start date or starting event: Workpackage title: Sensor network design and sensor data analysis Activity type 21 RTD Participant Nr.Lactic acide sensor prototype D2. Task 2. Task 2.3. This task will be devoted to the characterization of the physiological measures to be considered during the data analysis.TUV.6 .TUV-Integration of solar cell D2. Task 2.2 (M12) – TUV.2.Connection with conductive fibers set up D2.Polito-Material and designe set up for lactic acid sensor D2.RWTH-Material and designe set up for lung sensor D2.RWTH. 1 5 6 12 14 Person-months per participant: 60 2 18 12 4 Objectives • Design of body area network (BAN) architecture and transmission protocol 31 M0 . Interface between the sensors and the BAN.2 (M18) .DWI.(Cetemmsa) will be dedicated to the conversion of signals from analogic to digital.2 (M30). and the study of state-of-the-art techniques of data mining suitable for the monitored measures (in the sport or health domain).Lactic acide miniaturized sensor M2.3.

smart phones). computing resources. indices are designed to summarize the various signals and support the scoring of the athletes based on their performance.5 . IBV).6 . The information for user profiling. Further technical choices to be taken are power consumption.g.– data collection from heterogeneous sensor types – compatible with the constraints of the wearable context • Design of data mining algorithms – resource-aware – real-time analysis – heterogeneous sensor data streams • Integration test of network and analysis infrastructure Description of work (possibly broken down into tasks). The sensor network will be implemented and validated in order to be ready for the successive integration phase. Deliverables D3.2. Prediction algorithms are designed to model the expected behaviour of the monitored signals. They will be implemented on a development framework designed for mobile devices.M0-18 . including power consumption and available computing resources. which supports the execution of the algorithms on a wide range of appliances (e.M0-18 . Task 3. Implementation of the BAN according to the requirements defined in the previous task.3 . Requirements and design of user profiling component. easy integration with availability of COTS equipments. Resource-aware time series prediction algorithms are designed. Classification algorithms will be implemented based on the specifications in Task 3. and monitored physiological signals. clustering techniques) are designed to group athletes based on both their characteristics (e. IBV. Time series prediction algorithms. Zigbee. QoS: evaluation of acceptable values for jitter or delay during information transfer. This task will address the integration of the BAN infrastructure and the mobile device.M12-30 . RWTH). Cetemmsa. Classification algorithms for user profiling.1 (M18) .Report. IBV . sex.1.M24-30 .. available memory) limit the complexity of the prediction models. including the software components for the analysis of the monitored physiological signals. Task 3.4 .g. Requirements and design of time series prediction algorithms.1 . Parameters to be taken into account in designing the sensors network are: data rate: to be evaluated according to the data flow that a sensor is able to collect and the rate that this data shall be processed to obtain proper information. which consolidates the data streams of all sensor modules attached.g.. the available memory limits the amount of sensor data that can be stored for local processing and the complexity of user profiles.(Polito. TXT. Resource aware classification algorithms are designed to model these groups of athletes. sport activities. Task 3. technology availability and standards.g. IBV . Cetemmsa).. In particular.M0-18 . age) and their performance (e. Body Area Network infrastructure requirements and communication protocol specifications. Bandwidth: according to the selected standard for communication bandwidth can assume different values.(Polito) is devoted to the development of resource-aware data mining algorithms. The vital signs data flow passes a chain of BAN modules from each sensor to a main body station.(TXT. The resource constraints of the mobile device (e. computed indices).M12-30 . The algorithms will complain with the mobile device constraints. Task 3. The information to be considered in building the model and the most relevant signals in identifying anomalies are selected. As a pre-processing step. Task 3. power consumption. 32 .2 . Integration of network and analysis infrastructure..Polito.(Polito. Cetemmsa). including data about athletes. D3. are evaluated. IBV). Candidate technology for the implementation of the wireless network can be selected among the most common: bluetooth. active RFID..(Polito. compact units which enable transfer of vital parameters.g.Polito. is identified. while time series prediction algorithms will be developed based on the specifications defined in Task 3. and role of participants (TXT) Task 3.2 (M18) . Algorithms (e. The basic concept of BAN is the fusion of both ideas: a set of mobile. Body Area Network implementation. The resource constraints of the mobile device.(TXT. in order to recognize anomalies which could prelude to physical problems or diseases.Report. PDAs.

M6-24 .M0-24 .3 (M30) .Definition of data analysis (user profiling and prediction) algorithms.Polito . Cetemmsa . The task will be divided in 4 subtasks: STask 4.1 (M18) .Polito.TXT. STask 4.TXT.Software component for data analysis. Cetemmsa . D3. Milestones M3.Report.TXT. M3. Design-schema of BAN and communication protocol specifications.BAN implementation Workpackage number 4 Workpackage title: Textile integration Activity type 21 RTD/DEM Participant Nr.1 .3 .1 . IBV.6 (M30) .(TXT).3 .will deal of the fabric suitability to smart textile. STask 4. D3.4 .fabric production.5 .1.5 (M30) .2.Report. Description of work Task 4. STask 4. TXT.M0-24 . • Clothing article prototyping: adherence to requirements.2 .(Leitat) will be dedicated to the real electronic encapsulation.2 . • Fabric production: processes for manufacturing of a new fabric.Software component for data analysis.2.1 .2 . sensor location. Task 4.4 .M24-33-(Santoni) clothing articles prototyping.3 (M18) .M0-35 (UMF) will be dedicated to the usability test by the following 2 subtasks: STask 4. user profiling and prediction. IBV . integration of the sensor network.Polito . It will be divided in two tasks: STask 4.M 12-30.(Santoni) will develope fabric prototyping and the final production.fabric integration of the lithium accumulator. design criteria for clothing articles/fabric • Usability: ergonomic studies.M 9-33-sensor incorporation.M 0-18-fabric design and prototype.Polito.TXT.evaluation of textile conductive materials. Cetemmsa – Design of BAN and communication protocol specifications. • Support for technological transfer at industrial scale • Data quality evaluation of the received measures from the integrated system.6 . here the work will be basically of medical aspects.M9-24 will develop the ergonomic evaluations of the product.1. M3.3.M18-30 .D3.4 (M30) .2 . Task 4. anthropometrics aspects. Person-months per participant: Start date or starting event: 1 18 6 26 4 4 9 38 8 24 10 42 5 4 11 33 7 8 12 15 M6 2 10 13 15 3 48 14 3 Objectives • Techniques for sensor network integration into “normal” textile: integration and encapsulation of electronics.M24-33 will make wash test. STask 4.M6-18-for anthropometric evaluation for better sensor positioning.2.3. BAN integration into textile.2. Person-months per participant: Participant Nr. Cetemmsa . D3.1 .2 (M18) . M3.4 (M30) .Software for BAN implementation. Different kind of sensors will be integrated in order to 33 . Cetemmsa .M24-35-( INCDTP) will be dedicated to the support to technological transfer. The adherence to the market requirements will be cerificated Task 4. Task 4. • BAN integration into textile. evaluation of resistance to washing. Integration of network and analysis infrastructure. Task 4. STask 4.M 9-33.

Realization of a garment demostrator prototype with all the electronics interated.g.6 (M30) . • Comfort test: bio-physiological characterization of proposed textiles.TXT .2 (M33) .4 (M33) – TUV .1 (M24) – UMF . health systems. sport and leisure activities. D4.2 (M24) .2.1. M4. Data are delivered to central equipment (PDA) on which the appropriate data analysis is undertaken. D4.Leitat. efficiency of sensor data analysis.3 (M33) – RWTH . BAN integration.7 (M36) . Task 4. network interconnection.INCDTP. endurance reliability of the whole system.Report on the technological transfer.Fabric production D4.2. BAN parameters such as data rate.Wash tests.Santoni.2.Report on Electronic encapsulation protocol M4.Report. QoS.5 (M35) – INCDTP .Santoni.2 (M30) . …).Integration of the Lithium accumulator. comparison with “normal” textile Description of work 34 .Leitat . physical and mental disabilities.Support to technological transfer at industrial scale D4. reliability.3 (M24) .3 (M33) – RWTH .UMF. Milestones M4.Fabric design and prototype D4.Report on ergonomic evaluation M4. recovery. Workpackage number 5 Workpackage title: Validation Activity type 21 RTD/DEM Participant Nr.Production of a suitable for smart integration fabric M4.5 (M35 ). Deliverables D4.Sensors incorporation D2. An evaluation report will be produced at the end of the validation activity.. This task intends to evaluate the overall integration even in different operative environment and contexts.2 (M24) – Visio . D4.1 (M18) – VISIO .Santoni. D4.2.Fabric material considerations and analysis D4.Polito .Report. usability.cooperate together. Person-months per participant: 1 12 12 4 Start date or starting event: M18 4 12 13 11 8 10 14 5 5 14 7 5 6 7 9 14 Objectives • Validation of the whole system: fatigue of textile material.3.2. Person-months per participant: Participant Nr. usage context dependent (e.1.Leitat . This task will address the data quality evaluation of the received signals and the capability of the mobile device to properly manage the physiological signals needed to perform data analysis.Evaluation of ergonomic aspect.4 (M33) .M24-36 .(Polito).1 (M18) . A proper integration environment will be set up to stress the behavior and the throughput of the communication link.4 (M33) – Santoni .Ergonomic studies D4.1 (M24) .Miniaturized lung sensor prototype D4.Clothing article prototyping D4.3. Data quality evaluation of the received measures.7 .

Test results of the BAN validation.(Polito). Particular attention will be paid to the correctness and the usefulness of the feedbacks given to the athletes.2 .4 (M36) – Polito . Efficiency and effectiveness evaluation of sensor data analysis.g.1 . closed to the real life operation.Report of comforts Workpackage number 6 Start date or starting event: Workpackage title Life Cycle and economic Analysis Activity type 21 RTD Participant Nr.4 .M24-36 .M20-30 (DWI) The Life cycle analysis will be realized.Comfort test in different usage context and comparison with “normal” textile.3 .1.3 (M33). D5. recovery. Deliverables D5.DWI.Report.Report.Task 5. The meaningful parameters for network evaluation are collected and analyzed to detect the suitability of the selected protocol for the purpose of this project. Efficiency and effectiveness of sensor data analysis. …).1 . Validation of the BAN.3 (M33).RWTH. The definition applies easily to one-material products but requires a thorough analysis for composite materials. Bio-physiological characterization of proposed textiles will be verified in different usage context (e.(TXT). • Exploitation: publications • Dissemination Description of work Task 6. It basically means to estimate the time period for which the product may be used without noticeable loss of its functions.2 (M36).1 (M33).M24-36 .Final Report of the whole system validation M 5. as a result from the application of the classification and prediction models. Furthermore. Task 5. sport and leisure activities. D5.1.Fatigue of developed textile material measuremants set up D5. the usability will be cerified and a comparison with “normal” textile will be made. 35 ..(DWI) comforts tests will be realized.2 .Endurance and reliability of the whole system validation D5.1 .IBV.M18-33 . health systems. 13 14 Person-months per participant: 3 2 M12 2 10 3 20 Objectives • Llife cycle analysis: continuous mechanical loading and reloading of the smart textile product including the sensors by a dedicated machine.M18-36 . Task 5.2 (M36). This task will evaluate both the efficiency and the effectiveness of the system with respect to the data analysis aspect.IBV. the fulfillment of the resource constraints of the mobile device will be evaluated. A suitable environment will be used to collect data.M14-33 (IBV) Validation of the system (testing of functionality) will be made acccording two major aspects: STask 5. M 5.Fatigue of textile material STask 5.Endurance reliability of the whole system. Task 5.M18-33 .Report of the textile validation.IBV. Milestones M 5. The life time concept is gaining importance with the evolving of new generations of smart textiles. physical and mental disabilities.1 (M33). 1 4 8 5 7 Person-months per participant: 4 4 2 2 3 Participant Nr.IBV.5 (M36) – TXT .

The project coordinator will chair an exploitation committee. In particular also will be promoted the researchers exchange between Partners of the results will be obtained with the organization of at least two international conference and publications. These plans will evolve with the project and culminate with a report from each partner.M24-36 Visio) Expolitation The project coordinator will designate an exploitation supervisor. patent issues. installation of a webpage.For a textile product which has various components integrated. articles and scientific papers as appropriate. During the course of the project. exploitation plans will be updated all through the project and will lead to the final version of the Technology Implementation Plan. and will co-ordinate all exploitation reports and preparatory measures for the exploitation of RTD results within the project. as well as the type of variation over the year) for the products and the environmental factors (humidity and light distribution) will be taken as for Europe and the threshold for the investigated properties will be defined for each type of product. compiled by the Exploitation Manager. as well as the compatibility of the components in terms of synergies. This will be by newsletters.3 . Most biocompatibility tests require optimised/modified methods for the evaluation of high tech devices.2 Five consulting services agreements. updating the consortium on developments in state-of-the-art. D6. for the technology being developed or for the application of project results.2 . reviewing proposed publications prior to their approval. Details related to the biocompatibility methods will be provided. which will be submitted to the Commission Task 6. will be responsible for driving the exploitation plan.4 Midterm dissemination and exploitation report D6. The exploitation supervisor. Deliverables D6. Task 6.M24-36 (IBV) Dissemination All partners will contribute to the dissemination of the results. and each of the partners will designate their exploitation manager. A first version of the Technology Implementation Plan will be delivered at month 12 with the Dissemination and Use Plan. in collaboration with the Exploitation Manager. each partner will establish their own exploitation plan.5 Final dissemination and exploitation report 36 .1 Three oral conferences. A rationale for the selection of test programs will be detailed. It will also provide feed-back for optimizing the textile products. These plans will include a detailed description of the training activities at the Partner companies to ensure the successful integration of the new technologies developed within IMICAT into the production environment. the concept of life-time requires studying the behavior of each component. The analysis will provide predictions for the time period during each product may be used under normal conditions. organizing the preparation of patents. Provide three international conferences on the specificities of the biocompatibility evaluation methods required for sensors. on their proposed activities. D6. upgrading the existing academic courses of lectures and setting-up new ones. The temperature regimes (minima and maxima.3 One technical meeting within an ISO or National Standard Committee (TC 184) D6.

1 M2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Participant short name POLITO Marchi Santoni DWI RWTH TXT TUV VISIO INCDTP INCDIE-CA UMF CETEM LEITAT IBV Total WP1 18 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 WP2 79 8 0 52 10 2 24 0 0 0 0 9 10 5 199 WP3 60 0 0 0 2 18 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 4 96 WP4 18 10 48 4 4 26 8 24 38 42 33 15 15 3 288 WP5 12 0 0 12 14 7 5 10 14 0 0 4 11 5 94 WP6 4 10 20 4 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 50 Total person 191 28 70 75 32 55 40 36 52 42 33 40 39 19 752 Table 1. Software component for data analysis BAN implementation 37 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 Expected date M12 M20 M36 M30 M30 M24 M30 M18 M18 M30 M30 Means of verification X X X .3d Summary of staff effort Nr.3e List of milestones Milestone number M1.3 M2.2 M2.3 M3.4 Milestone Work package(s) name involved I° Annual Review: evaluation of scientific/technological progress and 1 exploitation perspectives Mid term Annual Review: evaluation of scientific/technological progress and 1 exploitation perspectives Final Review: evaluation of final scientific/technological progress and 1 exploitation perspectives Lactic acide miniaturized sensor 2 Lung miniaturized sensor Lithium accumulator Lithium accumulator+ solar cell Definition of data analysis (user profiling and classification) algorithms.3 M2.1 M1.4 M3.2 M3.Table 1.1 M3.2 M1. Design of BAN and communication protocol specifications.

Report on the technological transfer Report of the textile validation.2 M5.1 M4. and the management procedures described in the subsequent sections.1 Management structure and procedures The management structure for the INTENSE project is schematically shown in the following Figure.1 M5. For example: a laboratory prototype completed and running flawlessly. Implementation 2. 2.4 M4. with each of the management functions.M4. Final Report of the whole system validation Report of comforts 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 M24 M24 M24 M33 M35 M33 M36 M33 X X X X X X 22 Measured in months from the project start date (month 1).2 M4.3 Report on Electronic encapsulation protocol Production of a suitable for smart integration fabric Report on ergonomic evaluation Realization of a garment demostrator prototype with all the electronics interated. INTENSE management structure 38 . software released and validated by a user group. field survey complete and data quality validated. Refer to indicators if appropriate.3 M4.5 M5. 23 Show how you will confirm that the milestone has been attained.

of Physics of the Materials and Microsystems Laboratory of Politecnico of Torino (Chi-LAB). * Since 2005 he is Coordinator of the National MIUR Excellence Laboratory “LATEMAR” funded by FIRB 2003 call (http://www. POLITO.polito. * In 1997 he established the Interdepartmental Lab for the study of Materials and Devices for Electronics (LIMADEL) at the Polytechnic of Turin with the aim of research in the field of growth technologies and characterization of thin films for Electronics. and in this framework he is responsible for a Research Group working in the field of micro. * He is reviewer of all the main international reviews in the field of the Physics of Matter: Physical Review B. INP Grenoble. Appl. he was Tutor of several Young Researchers supported by Lagrange Project. Measurements Science and Technology. Phys... * Since 2003 he is Coordinator.latemar. CV Candido Fabrizio PIRRI * Presently he is Professor of Physics of Matter at the ICT Faculty of Engineering of the Polytechnic of Turin. Physica Status Solidi. of Physics D. of Appl.it/). Research Bull. actually composed by 30 researchers (http://www. Politecnico PhD. FIRB (Fondo Integrativo per la Ricerca di Base) and PRIN (Progetti di Ricerca di Interesse Nazionale) projects.it/micronanotech). Industries. J. * Since 2005 he is consultant of “Investment in Torino and Piedmont” (ITP) regional agency for nanotechnological industrial activities. POLITO has appointed Prof. a pool of the most prestigious European Polytechnic Schools (http://www. * Since 1997 he was Unit Responsible of ASI projects. Mat. J.cluster. of the International Master Degree in Micro. * From 1999 he is referee for the Dept. * Since 2002 he was coordinator of National Projects: FISR (Fondo Integrativo Speciale per la Ricerca). * In 2004 he is appointed representative for the Polytechnic of Turin for “Micro. 39 .master-nanotech.and nano-technologies and their applications to the biomedic engineering. Physical Rev. Thin Solid Films.and nano-technologies for ICT (Master in Micro and Nanotechnologies for Integrated Systems. * Since 1999 he is vice-president of “Demichelis Foundation” focused on the creation of grants for Young Researchers operating in semiconductors and nanotechnologies field.and nano-technologies * Since 1999 he is responsible for a research group of more than 30 people working in the field of micro. including CRAFT projects.THE PROJECT COORDINATOR POLITO will be the RTD coordinator for the project and assumes full responsibility for the project management. * His research activity is reported in more than 150 articles published in international journals with impact factor.polito.and Nano-technologies” in the framework of Cluster Project.org/).com/). Technical and organization skills * Since 1997 to 2002 he was member Executive Board of National Institute for Physics of Matter – Division Semiconductors and Insulators.and nano-technologies.and nano-science. POLITO’s project management systems are accredited to ISO 9002. * Since 1997 he was responsible for the Unity of several PRIN projects (belonging to MIUR) in the field of materials and micro. Pirri has extensive experience in managing large projects. Letters. * Since 1999 he was responsible for the Unity of 3 CEE projects in the field of semiconductor materials and micro. Lett. both within POLITO’s own programme of research and development carried out with different industrial member companies world-wide.” of the Polytechnic of Turin and in the LATEMAR Labs. EPF Losanne.and nano-science at the “Materials and Microsystems Labs. http://www. * He was/is member of “Scientific Committee” of several National and International Workshop focused on Material Science and Nanotechnologies. * In 2004 he is appointed by the Rector of the Polytechnic of Turin and by the Academic Senate in the Work Group for the managing of the university activities in the field of micro. Phys. and as a part of European Framework programmes. Fabrizio Pirri as Project Coordinator. of Polytechnic of Turin. for the Polytechnic of Turin.

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the management and co-ordination of the project. as well as meet at least POLITO once per year with the Project Coordinator and. progress reports. * In 2005 he was appointed by MIUR as a member of “Evaluation Board” of “Veneto Nanotech” Technological District.* Since 2004 he is Coordinator of the FIRB Project “LAboratorio di Tecnologie Elettrobiochimiche Miniaturizzate per l'Analisi e la Ricerca (LATEMAR)”. these will be raised immediately with the Project Steering Committee (Section 0). using the inputs from the other Partners and will co-ordinate the communication between the Partners using the necessary software and critical path analysis. at a later stage in the project. for example work package management and exploitation management. The PSC will take decisions with respect to identifying key constraints and implementing actions to compress task time-scales and/or actions to speed up the critical paths..nanoforum. etc. MANAGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING STRUCTURE Project Steering Committee (PSC) 40 . * Since 2006 he was appointed vice-coordinator of PhD Course in “Electronic Devices” of Politecnico di Torino. the Industrial Partners Coordinator will retain regular contact with the Industrial Partners. THE INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS COORDINATOR Mr. Initially any delays will be raised with the relevant Work Package leaders. To that effect. * Since 2005 he was appointed by the Politecnico di Torino Rector as a m ember of Scientific Board of Human Genomic Institute founded by “Compagnia di San Paolo” in Torino. organisational and administrative aspects of all multi-Partner projects. If these issues are not resolved satisfactorily.-Ing. He will be assisted by the Industrial Partners Coordinator (Section 0) and the Exploitation Manager (Section 0) for issues concerning the exploitation and dissemination of the research results.it).868. The project has been financed with a grant of 9.Fabrizio Pirri will be responsible for the collation and delivery of all milestones and deliverables. * In 2006 Regione Emilia Romagna appointed him as member of “Evaluation Board” for Research and Industrial Transfer Regional Projects. milestone reports. In this framework he is responsible of nanotechnological sector. * In 2006 he was appointed as a member of “Scientific Board” of Industrial Consorzio “RUVARIS”. * Since 2004 he is member of “Scientific Committee” of NANOFORUM ITALY (www. He will endeavour to keep all Partners fully informed about the project status and ensure transparency for all parties in the project. * Since 2004 he was member of “Evaluation Board” for Industrial and Scientific Projects of the Italian Ministry of Research (MIUR) and Italian Ministry of Industry (MAP). The Project Coordinator will aim for early identification of any delays to any of the project milestones or deliverables. budgetary statements and the mid-term review. He will consolidate the project planning. Within POLITO. * He has been and still is Scientific Responsible of several Research Agreements and Collaborations with industries in the field of materials and micro. with the Exploitation Manager. liaison and contact with the Consortium and the European Commission via the project’s nominated Scientific Officer. From elsewhere within the Partnership significant roles for several Partners will be identified in dealing with various aspects of project management. for the realization at the Polytechnic of Turin of a National Center of Excellence for micro. Dipl. which deals with the financial. He will be responsible for steering the research and development work carried out within INTENSE to directly benefit the different Industrial Partners. as well as the wider European market they represent.000 Euro. Prof. cost statements and budgetary overviews. support will be provided from POLITO’s central European Office.and nano-technologies. Friedrich Roell (VISIO) has agreed to act as the Industrial Partners Coordinator for the INTENSE project.and nano-technologies applied to genomics. He will be responsible for the day to day issues. proteomics and biotechnologies.

this will include issue of deliverables. strong links between the Work Packages and clear consideration of the exploitation needs of individual Partners. The PSC will be responsible for overall control of the project and for particular key issues. Exploitation Manager The Exploitation Manager (Mr. and for consolidating the project plans. led by a Partner appropriate to carry out that Task. The PSC will be chaired by the Project Coordinator. A cost/benefit analysis will be included for each individual Industrial Partner demonstrating the impact of the deliverables of this project on the current and future market position. The Exploitation Manager will also draft an Exploitation Agreement to formalise the arrangements between the Partners.-Ing. particularly in the early stages. His/her regular attendance at PSC meetings will allow the Partners collectively to review and approve their activities on exploitation. progress reports. conclusions or problems. Informal communication between the Partners will be encouraged. the Consortium recognises the importance. the WP Leaders and the PSC. It will also be crucial in ensuring that there is proper integration of activities. Each WP is divided into a number of Tasks. The PSC will meet at least every six months. approval of changes to the technical programme. Friedrich Roell (VISIO) will develop an overall Exploitation Plan for the project. COMMUNICATION STRATEGY The Project Coordinator will be responsible for all communication between the Consortium and the EC. necessary so as to achieve a successful project outcome. by liaising with them individually and co-ordinate the exploitation of the project results according to these needs. taking account of the needs of all of the Industries. with a requirement to report to the Project Coordinator any significant actions. Dipl. of face-to-face meetings between the participants to build good working relationships and to understand each other’s aspirations for the project. which will be in place before project commencement. Every effort will be made by those involved to ensure that the communication is effective. The procedures for the PSC will be established in more detail in the Consortium Agreement. cost statements and budgetary overviews. which could affect its future course. The WPL will collate the results of the individual Tasks and report them to the Project Coordinator. who will be chosen for his/her technical expertise in the specific areas required. The project’s Scientific Officer appointed by the EC will be encouraged to attend these meetings. Through this mechanism. 41 . travel and cost. Use of e-mail will be encouraged as the primary mechanism of communication within the project. and appointed Task Leader. with the Project Coordinator exercising control over the progress of the project and facilitating the cross-fertilisation of ideas and activities between WPs. wherever practicable. voting will take place on the basis of one vote for each Partner. it is expected that each WP will meet at least every three months for the period in which that WP is active. telephone conferencing will be used extensively in order to limit time. financial matters and exploitation of results. Within the project. with the first meeting being held at the commencement of the project. If required. All Partners will be given the opportunity to chair one or more PSC meetings. Additionally. such as monitoring project progress. and who will be responsible for the successful performance and the reporting assigned to that WP. However. with the Project Coordinator acting as default Chairperson. Work Package (WP) and Task Leaders Work Packages (WPs) will be organised by the respective WP leader. the entire Consortium will be responsible to the EC for producing the project deliverables and supplying them to the EC according to the timescales described in the Contract. the critical line of communication is between the Project Coordinator. who will circulate these reports to the PSC and incorporate into the periodic reports to the EC as appropriate. and updating regarding any changes to the project. Adequate provision will be made to achieve this. Although the frequency of meeting will be at the discretion of the individual WP Leader.The PSC will comprise a senior representative from each Partner and will be established on project commencement. and those for dissemination of the project results to outside parties. In addition to the regular reports and financial statements.

The Project Coordinator will maintain a document database for the project. A specific project management work package (WP1) is included in the work programme to undertake the management procedures described above. MID-TERM REVIEW A mid-term assessment report on the progress of the research and the Partners’ plans for future exploitation strategy is to be submitted before the end of the 18th month from start date of the project. deliverables and exploitation perspectives. formal reports will be sent to the EC by the Project Coordinator to meet the required 12-monthly schedules. each Partner will be required to report progress of its own work and the achievement of specific deliverables in compliance with the work programme. actual man-months (MM) used and milestones/deliverables achieved. These reports will provide the Project Coordinator with the work package detail needed to complete the 6th months and 12th months report submissions to the EC. a detailed report will be produced when the WP is completed. This task covers the manpower required for the overall coordination and management of the project. Procedures for managing future exploitation of results will be discussed and implementation organised. electronics. in which formal documents will be logged and stored. The purpose of this meeting will be to report on the progress to date and re-define. if necessary. including classification algorithms for structured and unstructured data. sequential patterns. compact forms to represent classification models and data mining techniques for physiological signal analysis. physiological signal analysis. Relevant experience – skills Micro and nano technology. Reports compiled and distributed by the Project Coordinator will include the mid-term and final review. This will involve performance measures. such as percentage completion. time-to-completion. In addition to the reporting of the WPs. DBDMG research activities focus on different topics in the area of data mining. Polito has at its disposal a cleanroom with all the facilities to work at nanosize both Si based device and polymer new generation chip. identify any delays or variance from the project plan. the project programme for the remainder of the contract. in Politecnico di Torino. functionaly simulation. Working from this documentation. The Project Coordinator will organise a mid-term assessment meeting at the end of the 20th month with all the Partners and the appointed Scientific Officer. 2. These will summarise progress. Classical material analysis instruments are available to continuosly check process step. Besides electronic equipment are still presents. chemical/physical material experiences. These will include all project reports.polito. MONITORING AND REPORTING OF PROGRESS AND RESULTS Each WP leader will produce a short progress statement on a three-monthly basis. and minutes of the PSC and WP meetings. All this will be reported to the Project Coordinator on a six-weekly basis. The DBDMG (http://dbdmg. sensors designe and prototyping DBDMG has relevant skills in sensor data mining. A decision on whether or not to continue the contract will be taken before the end of the 20th month in light of progress with respect to milestones.2 Individual participants 1 . and propose corrective actions.POLITO The POLITO team is representative of collaboration between two different laboratories: the Materials and Microsystems Laboratory (Chilab) and the Database and Data Mining Group (DBDMG). Additionally.it) is affiliated to the Department of Control and Computer Engineering (DAUIN). and other reports and cost statements to meet EC requirements. The management involved in each of the WPs is included in the manpower for that WP. and database 42 .

a. Elena Maria Baralis is full professor at the DAUIN and is responsible for the DBDMG research group.polito. Role in the project and main tasks . is present in 72 countries at an international level. diversification came into the whole Group when SANTONI core business focused on the development and the production of electronic circular knitting machines for Seamlesswear Nowadays this Brescia Group. Role in the project and main tasks . is able to satisfy 97% of the world demand of Seamlesswear machines. A Prof. At the same time it continuously develops a growing success in all the fields of the apparel industry ( underwear.a. Appropriate algorithms will be devised to profile the athletes (to support customizing training session and improving performance) and predict possible dangerous situations (which can affect the performance or the health of the athletes). and analysis of physiological data. already world leader in the production of machines for stockings for man and woman and his aboriginal production changes gradually in production of circular machines for knitting. In Polito’s staff as relevant staff will partecipate the following researchers: Matteo Cocuzza as sensor expert. 3 . Silvia Anna Chiusano is assistant professor at the DAUIN and she is in the DBDMG. beachwear.it/micronanotech).p.a. 43 .a. Beyound the traditional open-end spinning there are also cotton system ringdepartment. Marchi & Fildi s. integrated in clothing. Filatura Marchi Giovanni s. sensor databases. in the same time are present on the market with different technical products destinated to protective clothing and fournishing ( flame retardant). Polito will develop design and technology of lactic acid sensor . Key personnel assigned to the project: Mr. The new society carry on producing traditionals yarns for knitting and weaving. and for particular product there is a “air jet system” plant. actually composed by 30 researchers (http://www.p. inside the “intense project” is to realize technical yars able to transmit electrical signals at a low intensity. Then. is in attachment. Her current research interests are in the field of databases. Key personnel assigned to the project: Candido Fabrizio PIRRI: (INTENSE Coordinator).Marchi Marchi & Fildi s. Massimo Peretto as responsible of the R&D. in particular integration of data mining techniques into relational DBMSs. Her current research interests are in the area of data mining and database systems. Since 1999 he is referee for the Dept. of Physics of the Materials and Microsystems Laboratory of Politecnico of Torino (Chi-LAB). classification of structured and sequential data. 2 .Santoni Santoni bears in the 1919 like first Italian producer of circular machines for stockings for man and woman. since 1997 . She has managed several Italian and EU research projects. and Fildi s. sportswear. Presently he is Professor of Physics of Matter at the ICT Faculty of Engineering of the Polytechnic of Turin.V. Pirri C. She has published over 30 papers on journal and conference proceedings.technologies.and nano-science. She has published over 50 papers on journal and conference proceedings. realize the chip package and will contribute to the integration on textile.p. and in this framework he is responsible for a Research Group working in the field of micro.a. In the 1988 comes acquired from the Lonati Group. Polito will design and develop resource-aware data mining algorithms to analyse the heterogeneous sensor data collected by the BAN.p. Born on 2007 from fusion between two spinning mills.expected results The contribute of Marchi e Fildi s. and bioinformatics. beyound certificated ISO 9001-2000 are strongly oriented to wards for global quality and technical research.expected results Polito will manage the coordination of the project. and more specifically on data mining. both with over 30 years of production oe open-end yarns.p.

flexible machines able to produce garments more and more “seamless”. because it allows to get to the finished garment in a few minutes starting from the yarn and without passing through cutting and sewing operations. and reduce to a minimum standard the usual steps of the production process. “clever knitting” . we decided to realize a new generation of high tech . SEAMLESS production is at the same time strongly connected with the story and the evolution of SANTONI as a Company. has been the starting point for our products development. tissue engineering and protein and cell arrays (biochips). The introduction of the SEAMLESS product has revolutionized the global production process. With the synthesis of insulin. The challenge for SANTONI is assuring the market a technology able to fulfil Fashion demands. piquet. necessary to guarantee the companies development. Our company guide lines. Therefore the garments knitted on SANTONI machines merge Fashion with functional performances as they allow the making of different stitches like rib. laces. Role in the project and main tasks . but also high tech performances specially in sport and medical market. (iii) controlled release and protection in cosmetics. SANTONI SEAMLESSWEAR has become a product fulfilling the market needs with the proper timing . Therefore. jacquard. stripes. a sort of new way of approaching the apparel culture. net. in order to keep the market leadership and more particularly regarding the general knitting market. biomedical and textile applications.so called. we must underline that SANTONI GROUP has been organizing for a few years courses on the advanced technology of its machines for SEAMLESSWEAR. The present research mission of DWI focuses on surface modification of materials and fibres for a better performance. the first total synthesis of a protein has been achieved at DWI. (ii) the development of new biofunctional materials for implants. These machines give direct way to the realization of finished products ready to be put into the commercial distribution channels. are the following: rise the technology developments in order to produce high tech machines who can match the consumer’s needs. Key personnel assigned to the project: Tiziano Sandonini 4 . Relevant experience – skills SEAMLESS was born as a phenomenon of collective custom.and peptide synthesis. This change took place by using 2 (two) different series of machines. Marketing researches are indicating the future trend will be strongly directed to the .outerwear and medicalwear). and double jersey SM9 machines families. Key issues are: (i) the surface modification of natural and technical fibres for bacteriostatic and easy to clean properties. From several years Santoni is investing huge resources in order to trace the central thread of our R&D activities with the final goal to exploit as much as possible the potentials offered by the modern technologies in the various fields. biomaterials.DWI Scientific activities: DWI has established expertise in the fields of functional polymers. Lately the company has also been rewarded with the Quality Certification Uni En Iso 9001 SGS. If the first idea “from yarn to garment”. as well as pre-shapen structures.expected results As far as the educational and training aspects are concerned. selected and sorted out playing attention on innovation and quality research of the product developed on Seamlesswear machines.where the characteristics requested to a garment are not only the simply fashioning and covering. the so-called: -single jersey SM8 machines. hidden supports. pockets. cosmetic formulations and fibre and wool research. improved comfort and ecologically feasible manufacturing. protein. biocompatibility and biofunctionalization. Despite the worldwide demand Santoni fulfills. 44 . collars and hoods. today the main need is to target high tech products in order to keep the surplus values at high levels. The technological development consists in the fusion of two fields : the hosiery one. joined together with knitting technology. This means high saving of industrial and working costs. its customers are no more than 400.

Dipl. DWI provides over facilities and expertise in surface analytics.-Ing Hupfer-Kempkes is a Textile Engineer with comprehensive experience in the field of textile testing. V.-H. Dr. materials and surface technology as well as fibre and textile chemistry. head of a center for textile research and analysis. She will conduct the work on Kawabata testing. were is intended to develop two completely new types of sensors. keratins and proteins and bioactive substances. Novel concepts for the control of the arrangement of such units in 2D and 3D nano. In the proposed project at DWI he will supervise the development of sensor integration. DWI will investigate the smart textiles developed on the wearing comfort and will contribute with special measuremens to validation and life cycle analysis. Prof. Investigations in amendment of fibre-matrix-adhesion for different composite materials are performed. protein chemistry.RWTH The Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at University Hospital of the RWTH Aachen has a strong expertise in respiratory medicine including the optimization of mechanical ventilation strategies and the 45 . responsiveness and control of the interaction with cells and other biopolymers. and is the chairman of the committee for “Time-life prediction of the materials” from the International Commission of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry.and microstructures are investigated for their potential in improving selectivity and giving access to highly specific scaffolds. 5 . Key personnel assigned to the project: The staff of DWI comprises experts from polymer synthesis. This makes DWI able to address a wide range of technical demands and scientific challenges.expected results: Within the project DWI will be the workpackage leader of WP 2. DWI will contribute to find solutions for the integration of sensors and electric parts into the textile. The latter includes the development of non conventional methods for the post processing functionalisation of synthetic fibres. Special fibres to reach electric conductivity are in development. ligands and signals provides selectivity. He has worked for 10 years in the textile machine manufacturing industry. Dr. In this project he will supervise the development and application of the soldering formulations. Previously he was in Bucharest. Besides comprehensive macromolecular analytics. Incorporation of bioactive molecules such as peptides and proteins as receptors. She will contribute to fatigue tests and endurance reliability. Popescu is heading the platform of “Keratins” in DWI at RWTH Aachen e.(iv) special fibres and functional textile finishing Technical and scientific solutions are developed based on designing special polymers and polymer additives that form thin and ultrathin surface coatings or which are able to assemble to nano. Role in the project and main tasks .and microstructures offering new functionalities. C. microbiology. synthesis of block-. DWI will develop the new soldering process to connect fine wires or electric conductive wires without damaging fibers in the close environment of the soldering points.and nanostructural interfaces. the textile testing procedures in validation and life cycle analysis. Ing. As leader of the textile research group he was involved in different European and national projects. She works with the platform textile analysis in DWI at RWTH Aachen e. graft and branched polymer architectures including conjugates with biomolecules. Lehmann is heading the platform special fibres and functional textile finishing at DWI. Relevant experience – skills: The synergy results from the interaction of the fields of polymers and macromolecular materials. He is professor at the University “Aurel Vlaicu” Arad (Romania) and visiting professor at Universite “Haute Alsace” in Mulhouse. Popescu will be involved in the work of requirements analysis and prototyping. Oliver Weichold is a research chemist leading a young research group working in the fields of nanomaterials and micro. Dagmar Ganssauge is Textile Engineer with more than 20 Years experience in the field of mechanical textile testing and textile construction. He authored more than 90 papers and has 9 patents in the fields of textile chemistry keratin chemistry and thermal analysis. Lehmann is the deputy director of DWI at RWTH Aachen e. K.V.V. Dr. Dr. Prof. advanced microscopy and plasma technology. teaching textile chemistry.

Rueter. As an engineer for sensor techniques and electronics. Dr. innovative IT and specific know-how in a number of application domains. He also is executive manager of Dr. Germany) and was visiting professor at St. TXTChain (an XML-based Business Document exchange platform) 46 . Paris (F). A. He has authored more than a 100 scientific publications in the area of respiratory medicine including several patents and papers in eminent journals such as Nature and Nature Medicine. Germany) and the Research Center Borstel (Borstel. TXTProduct (a PDM solution for textile/clothing industry). Dirk Rüter Dr. Rome. Germany. 90% of which are graduated. Stefan Uhlig is head of the institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the RWTH Aachen. Barcelona (E). DE 112005000234). This method provides the scientific foundation on which the sensor part of the present proposal rests. It acts on the market through three operating divisions: o Industry & Retail Division. provides solutions in demand and assortment planning. supply-chain planning and logistics for medium-to-large companies. product development. Eikhof & Partner. TXTPlan (inventory management. Canada. London (UK) and Cambridge (US). replenishment planning. He has received various honors including the Gerhard-Hess award of the German Research Council and the Hermann-Rein award of the German Society for Microcirculation and Vascular Biology.expected results • Development of the technology for non-invasive lung imaging • Testing and development of sensors • Development of appropriate software Testing of the technology with medical patients at the University Hospital Aachen (Aachen. which. Frankfurt. with 5 main independent modules: TXTDemand (sales forecast.development of non-invasive imaging technologies. Thanks to an highly qualified and motivated staff of about 450 people. Dr. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Role in the project and main tasks . Vicenza. he provides a wide knowledge base for ultrasound sensors. D. Prof. with its headquarters in Milan and growing branch offices in Genoa. production planning and scheduling). Hamburg. demand planning).TXT TXT e-Solutions is a private. Additionally. Halle (D). named TXTPerform®.clinical studies with lung patients. retail management. Turin. Chemnitz. Key personnel assigned to the project: Prof. He heads the scientific advisory board of the German “Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte” that is responsible for the approval of drugs and medical technology related products. Dr. in another commercial project he developed the ultrasound sensing scheme for quasi-continuous self-monitoring of critically ill patients with heart valve prostheses. focusing on the manufacturing industry and supply chains automation. high-level competence on enabling. It is both non-invasive and cheap and well suited for integration in smart textiles. TXT has its own Supply Chain Management suite of solutions. We have discovered and developed a novel and revolutionary imaging technology based on low frequency ultrasound that permits the sensitive and real-time monitoring of breathing and various pulmonary disorders (patent applications WO 2005/ 074809. Previously he was head of the division of Pulmonary Pharmacology at the Research Center Bostel (Bortel. production planning. Rüter is senior scientist at the institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the RWTH Aachen.TXT is a technology intensive Company. Germany). the 2004 turnover exceeds 47 million Euro (42 million in 2003). Stefan Uhlig. The substantial impact of this entirely new ultrasound method to transthoracic diagnostics was already acknowledged by the European Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology and resulted in an invitation to introduce this method at the “EUROSON” congress in October 2007. He already manufactured the ultrasound prototypes for the preliminary – and very successful . mid-sized software vendor and system integration company. 6 . based upon kernel products. offering to its customers complete solutions. Bari. electronics and methods.

mission critical systems and SCM markets. which focuses on real-time. OpenInterface. as real time systems and embedded applications debugging. Multimedia and Mobile Applications (e-TEN WiH and Linkcare. automotive. publishers. which provides services and solutions for the Media (e.g. IST Mapped. ABILITIES. authoring environments. Wisper). SEEMP). he is the Director of the Corporate Research Division of TXT Group.g. etc. TXT experience in main tasks of involvement Thanks to its large experience in embedded systems development and system integration. OpenInterface. INTEROP NoE. content management and delivery. iTacitus. 7 .TUV 47 .. Since 2003. defense.). Banking & Finance Division. automotive (test equipment and dash board computers). Sergio Gusmeroli. food and beverage. Software and Service Engineering (MOMOCS. It is involved with and contributes to many R&D projects on: Enterprise Interoperability (ATHENA IP. In June 1999 he joined TXT e-Solutions. Isaac. which provides advanced solutions for the B&F sector. MyTreasury). factory automation. consumer goods and retail. Relevant skills/experience/technologies: TXT CRS (Corporate Research and Innovation) has in charge medium-to-long term research activities in the area of the design and development of complex software applications targeted at the content management. Since June 2000 he is project leader of European research projects in the area of Suppliers Management (MAIN-E) and GRID architectures for SMEs supply networks (SFIDA-PMI). It is involved with and contributes to many R&D projects on: Enterprise Interoperability (ATHENA IP. and knowledge management solutions. mainly in the field of home banking. SEEMP). sensors network implementation and system integration. TEAM). control systems for industry. Relevant skills/experience/technologies: TXT CRS (Corporate Research and Innovation) has in charge medium-to-long term research activities in the area of the design and development of complex software applications targeted at the content management. INTEROP NoE.and TXTMake (a MES for monitoring and supervising production). Since June 2000. ECOSPACE IP. medical equipment. safety-critical. o Aerospace & Defense Division. recommendation systems) developed on top of generic XML-based data repositories and powerful editing and publishing tools. Multimedia and Mobile Applications (e-TEN WiH and Linkcare. telco. o Media & Telco Division. the Media & Telco division has become an independent company. he has been appointed head of the International Research Unit and operating manager of TXT EU funded projects in the ICT domain. He is a software engineer. Software and Service Engineering (MOMOCS. inside the TXT Group. Stefano Genolini: in TXT since 1989. and utilities. E4. automotive-aerospace and discrete manufacturing. MyTreasury). named TXT Polymedia. iTacitus. embedded systems in domain such as avionics. He is author of more than 30 publications in Italian and International magazines and conferences. fixed telephony company) focusing on software solutions (e. participating in development of many systems in the embedded mission critical domain such as on board avionic flight control systems. ECOSPACE IP. ABILITIES. Enterprise Collaboration (ECOLEAD IP. TV broadcasters. The platform TXTPolymedia® is currently Italy #1 solution in leading-edge media industries for Multimedia Content multi-channel acquisition and delivery. He is currently acting as reference for applied technology and methodology in embedded and mission critical systems. Isaac. knowledge management and corporate portals. The main effort will be spent in the WP3 workpackage where the sensor network is defined and set up. TEAM). content providers) and the Telco industry (triple-quad play operators. Internet and Intranets and Workflow technologies. His main areas of competence and experience include ECommerce. working as a software engineer on different areas. Recently. Enterprise Collaboration (ECOLEAD IP. TXT main contribution will be in requirement definition. IST Mapped. Main industrial sectors of TXT activities are: textile-clothing. mission critical systems and SCM markets. It supports custom developments related to industry such as medical. E4. He will act as Exploitation Manager Matteo Villa received the degree in Computer Science Engineering at “Politecnico di Milano” University in 1998. Wisper).

Tieftemperaturtechnologie (Kryo-Technology) Düsseldorf. 1994. Dünnschichttechnologie (Thin Film Technology) Düsseldorf. coauthor of books. ionimplantation. a IR-spectrometer. Aalen. several patents and review articles in the books in the areas of solid state physics such as Synthesis of materials using various techniques in particular ion beam technology. Dr. J.S. VDI-Verlag 1984. is an expert in the area of ion beam technology. The institute furthermore has a X-ray-diffractometer for the analysis of the deposited and treated polymer membranes. which supplies a maximum ion current of 25 mA with an extraction voltage of 100 kV. He also teaches solid state physics/ optoelectronics in the Aalen university of Applied Sciences.A. U. Key personnel assigned to the project: Prof. Naval Research Laboratory. U. Vieweg. thin film technology and characterization. Ionenstrahl-gestützte Halbleitertechnologie (Ion Beam Semiconductor Technology) Düsseldorf. Decrease of the sintering temperature of ceramic(s).TN. Dr. The ion guns are in such a way developed that the grid spacing in the ion extraction system can be changed during the operation. CIM-Fabrik (CIM-factory) Wiesbaden.. Düsseldorf. Electrical including Superconductivity.A. In addition three ion beam treatment plants were developed. Emphasis of the research is: Surfaces modification of filaments. Khan Professor Khan is deputy head of the IVT. He is also refree of several international journals such as J. etc. The extraction current density of the ion sources with an extraction voltage of 500 V amounts to 20 mA/cm². Publications: 90 publications in the area of the vacuum process-technology Three Feasibility Awards of the EU-Commission. Measurement of the Li+ conductivity of the membranes. MIT. Role in the project and main tasks . and head of Material Physics Department. Patents: 20. of Materials Research etc. a rheometer. In place of round grid also slot grids can be used.. the homogeneity with a jet beam diameter of 10 cm amounts to 5 %. of Physics A. CIM-Strategie (CIMstrategy). Massachusates. Area of research: depositon of nanocrystalline thin films. U. a spin-coating system. Washington D. He is listed in “Who is Who in the world and “Who is Who in Science and Engineering” in of Marrquis`s Who is Who. Analysis of the layers by means of REM and X-Ray-diffratrometry. He has over 180 scientific publications. VDI-Verlag 1981. Magnetic and Optical properties of materials and nanocrsytalline materials. of Physical Chemistry. 48 . VDI-Verlag 1994. Schwäbisch Gmünd. Knoxville . Books: Vakuumbeschichtung 1 (Vacuum coating). fabrics. the production of polymer membranes. The institute also has a REM with EDAX.S. Prof.. production of flexible solar cells. new catalytic materials. an atom absorption spectrometer. Hartmut Frey.A.S. in FEM.A. He was Adj. surface analyzing methods.A. Solid State Electronics. Publications: 51. J. Germany.S. Beside the high speed sources also a source with high extraction voltage was developed. university of Tennessee . various oven. chip-production. VDIVerlag 1992. U..S. ion implantation for the improvement of the frictional behaviour. Hamid R. U. Production of a Li + micro accumulator on a sensor. VDI-Verlag 1995. Moscow State University etc.C. Düsseldorf. University of North Carolina. Analysis of the structure of the membranes by means of X-ray-diffractometry. U. Structural. ion beam epitaxy.expected results Production of proton conducting polymer membranes by means of the ion beam deposition..S.At the institute for ion beam and vacuum-technology at the Euroswiss Technical University of Vidin is mainly concerned with the application and advancement of the ion beam technology. Implantation of commercially manufactured membranes. polymer membranes. Analysis of the structure of the membranes by means of REM with EDAX Production of nano-crystalline catalyst layers Deposition of thin nano-crystalline catalyst (100 – 500 nm) on proton-conducting polymer membranes. He has been visiting professor/ scientist in various international universities and laboratories such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory.A. professor in the department of Physics. Germany..

textile parts for civil engineering and textiles for medical purposes. Lamma. The main effort of the company concentrates on the production of three dimensional textiles optimal adapted to the special purpose of use. He was among other things responsible for the development of surface analysis methods such as SIMS.the universal manufacturing machines are always the same. bio-materials for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Dipl. threedimensional textiles. Within the project he will contribute to the designing of the 3D-textile cover and steer the production process.-Ing. Mr. having high degree 49 . special 3D-mattress toppers. This is of great importance for our customers and for the success of VISIOSWISS AG on the market. Dipl. woundcoverings. special fibres or parts and the sensful integration of the sensors. tube bandages.INCDTP Scientific activities: • Fundamental and applied research for the design and execution of new technologies/products for the Textile & Leather industry and connected fields: multifunctional technical articles. laboratory equipment & apparatus. Prof. 3D-plasters containing pharmaceuticals are produced. Relevant experience – skills Complex 3D-textiles for technical applications can be manufactured in one piece. exploitation. Auger. nanofinishing. • Accomplishing of a new generation of invasive and non-invasive medical devices. adhesive plasters. functional bandages. Friedrich Roell is responsible for the development and the marketing of the products. etc. bandages for sportsmen. components and sano-genesis footwear. Now completely substantial benefits can be added to products.-women. put over bandages.VISIO The company VISIO SWISS AG produces in different small production units technical textiles. 8 . 3D-incontinenz mats. plasmacoating. Mr. Basis competence in textile engineering supplemented with different requirements of customers creates special and singular know how and products. Rudi Riedel is a technician and will adjust and run the machines to produce the textiles. strategic textiles. He is responsible for the insertion of wires. Ueli Renz is textile engineer and is responsible for the design and production with the 'wovenit' technologie. The 3D-Technology as applied today with VISIOSWISS bases on the know how of the founder of the enterprise and on the experience of co workers and development of machinery for many years. RHEED. with know-how and the available production mechanisms we very purposefully reach an enormously comprehensive clientele. technological transfer Key personnel assigned to the project: Mr. Already a lot of products as compression hosiery.expected results Production of seamless clothing. Frey was director of research and development at the Leybold Heraeus GmbH. agro-textiles. auxiliary products for leather industry and semi-manufactured products with special finishing. light conducting textiles. parts for massage.Professor Frey was jury member of the Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt from 1998 to 2002. performance home textiles. Even if the application type and areas of application are very broad and completely different target groups are reached . Patents are pending and /or assigned in the fields of multiple layer woundcovering. parachuting equipments & systems for personnel and military techniques. Role in the project and main tasks . individual protective equipments for different-risk-level environments. 9 . sensortextiles. without seams and without cutting and ready-made expenditure.-Ing. In the first years of production advantages in costs and comfort of products were prevailing. Due to the new “Wovenit” procedure now it will be in addition possible to insert selectively and spatially most different materials and supplementary elements into the basic textile and to use functionalised fibers. Thus.

EARMA-European Association of Research Managers and Administrators. CEEC IST NET. yarns. Memberships within contact networks for FP6: ERA-ENV. as General Directors 10 . 3. inspection of textile products batches through CERTINSPECT body. The institute has an important scientific base in the field and holds up an important national position. in order to obtain intermediary or final products. 1282 of the Romanian Government published on Official Monitor no. composites. based on textile materials designed to general surgery. TANNET-European Network for Leather-Footwear Industry. • Harmonisation of Romanian and European standards and elaboration of new standards. in 2005 INCDIE ICPE-CA became one of those 8 winning research centers of FP6-SSA project in Romania. materials. diagnosis & forecast studies. and other related fields of activity. involvement in national scientific and technical associations: FEPAIUS-Federation of Employers in the Light Industry. aspect recognized through the place hold up in the hierarchy of the national research and development institutes (INCDIE ICPE CA holds up the 4th position with his 38 articles ISI registered in 2004. amines. EARTOEuropean Association of Research and Technology Organisations. Key personnel assigned to the project: Dr. Other services and support activities • Publishing and editing of special papers and publications. • Certification of new products through TEXCERT certification body. • Elaboration of strategies. 775/24. • Other services of specialized technical assistance & consulting. OPINC-The Employers Organisation of Leather Industry and also in international ones: EURATEX. material technology.of biocompatibility. composite materials. general biomedical sciences. • Elaboration of studies and technologies for recovering. • Participation in European projects within FP6 and Eureka Programmes. EURIS – The European Union of Research Institutes for Shoes. leather and substitutes wastes. decorative articles. medical articles. • Behaviour to U.Eng. Role in the project and main tasks .2004 has been founded the National R&D Institute for Electrical Engineering ICPECA Bucharest – (INCDIE ICPE–CA) through the reorganization of the Institute for Research & Development in Electrical Engineering. This new institute with a high scientific and professional reputation.INCDIE-CA In August 2004 based on the HG no. recycling and valorisation of textiles. pesticides etc). Romanian Society of Colourists and Chemists. 4. Quality assessment activities: • Quality testing of textile and leather-footwear products: 100 methods for the characterization of fibres. carpets. Today INCDIE-ICPE-CA is a capital state institute and it carries out traditional activities recognized in the field of electrical engineering. knits.expected results Testing and consulting activities: • Elaboration of studies & applicative research for the re-structuring. leather and footwear enterprises. In the same time. non-woven. courses and seminaries regarding the quality management system. re-engineering & modernization of the textile. COTANCEConfederation of Tanneries in Europe. determination of ecological characteristics for obtaining the eco-label (determination of heavy metals. with laboratories having an experience of over 50 years. Scientific activities: The research activities carried out by INCDIE ICPE-CA in the field of electrical engineering are 50 . woven fabrics. carries out: research. ASRO-Romanian Association for Standardisation. small-scale manufacturing and service activities especially in the field of electrical engineering technologies.08. INCDIE ICPE-CA is situated through the most active and performing research units.V radiations. ROMNET-ERA. recognized on both national and international level. So. development. Emilia Visileanu.

mechanics.conforming to: . metallurgy. techniques and analysis. VIASAN.expected results The main activities are: applied and basic research in the electrical engineering field. CALIST.preparation of the participation at the future RTD Framework Programme 7 of the European Union for 2007-2013 period (FP7). BIOTECH. 80% from the 164 people working in the institute have high and medium education.it was the first medical school in Romania . oriented towards high technology fields and also able to respond at strategically demands for long term development. material characterization. multifunctional metallic materials.by the Romanian medical doctor – with French origin. examination in the assurance of the industrial property protection by patents. advanced ceramic materials. with high qualified staff and experience in various fields of basic and applied research. on different specializations (physics. in pilot stations and on field expert’s findings. polymeric materials processed through radiation and luminescence techniques. industrial diagnosis and vibrations control. information. . building of strategies.ro Established in 1857 under the name of National School of Medicine and Pharmacy . . technical assistance for technological transfer.developing of a dynamic and competitive social and economic medium. in the context of global economy. in laboratory. consulting. new energy sources (fuel cells) renewable (small wind and water generator). Role in the project and main tasks . chemistry. dielectric and ferro-electric materials.univermed-cdgm. Eroilor Sanitari www. electrochemical technologies and active anticorrosive protection. 30 of them having PhD degree. 11 . Romania. automation and biology).In 1869 it became a department in the newly created University of Bucharest. Relevant experience – skills The main groups and departments within INCDIE ICPE–CA. The first doctoral degrees were 51 . gasohydrodynamics. electrical engineering. Each scientific researcher within our institute has different responsibilities in research activity such as: • 40 scientific researchers are project directors within the National Research Programmes (RELANSIN. advanced carbonic materials. scientific researchers with well-known scientific prestige scientific and technological research activities on national and international level carrying out within the institute. CERES. electronic. with a special accent put on the research and the materials characterization which is the engine of a durable development of the society. the elaboration of technical and economical norms of national interest concerning the assurance of the fundamental demands in the electrical engineering field. marks. are focused on the following fields: hydrogen storage materials.Carol Davila. technological development on the processing and practical application field of recovered industrial wastes. drafts of industrial patterns. documentation and personal training in the electrical engineering field. conducting materials. engineering. testing technologies and characterization of materials. measurements. Key personnel assigned to the project: The institute’s staff is made of high level researchers with a very great potential for assimilation of the latest technologies from the field and permanent adjustment at the new demands of the market. sample testing. nanostructured materials and their applications.UMF Is a state-run health science university in Bucharest. its principal residence is on Bd. non-conventional electrical engineering. and 28 are PhD students. CEEX • 8 are responsible for research grants • 15 scientific researchers are project heads of international projects. What is now definitive for the institute is the attention given to the fundamental and applied research and development. technical assistance and consulting in the electrical engineering field.to ascend the level of compatibility and competitivity adequate for the complete integration in the European Research Area. MENER). magnetic materials. certification of the environment management system. MATNANTECH.

02378 Development of screening guidelines and diagnostic criteria for predementia Alzheimer’s disease – “DESCRIPA”. data of beginning: 2005 Platform for wide scale integration and visual representation of medical intelligence – NOESIS. and the doctoral became de facto graduation in1888. Today. is the RDI project “The development of an European network for the interneuronal and neuroglial relationships investigations in energetic stress and aging in purpose to develop new therapeutic strategies” (funded within the CEEX National RDI Competition. Ref. No. national and international organisations and bodies as a technological centre of reference in the field of research and development.The main coordinator is Romania – “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy.2004-ACC-SSA-2. consist – considering only the last two years – in the coordination of 189 research projects. Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Pharmacy. 2006. It was created as the result of a joint initiative by the employers' associations and several public authorities aimed at facilitating the process of technological innovation and business development by offering support in the form of advisory services and the possibility of sharing technical resources.CT2002-02455 Quality of management living resources – “ICTUS”. Contract: QLK6 .There are 50 departments in the Faculty of Medicine all with scientific research skills. No. main coordinator France. No. the “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy’s large expertise in managing projects.European Public Health Program 12 .02645. Contract: IB61 – 0.107014. Contract: 16893 . Contract: QLK 6 . Contract: QLG 4 – CT. FP 6 – approved by the European Commission.2001. main coordinator. No.CETEM Cetemmsa was officially opened in 1992 as an Innovation and Technology Centre at the service of the industry and professionals. main coordinator Italy. FP 6.granted in 1873. Milano. It comprises three major colleges: Faculty of Medicine. No. Netherlands. A (2007) 400078 Child and adolescent mental health in enlarged union: development of effective policies and practices – CAMHEE . No. main coordinator Germany. September 2004. some possible contributions that could be useful for our project and respectively for its European vocation. it is recognised by several regional. No. most of them won in National RDI Competitions but also in the participation to international ones.two main coordinators: Lithuania and Norway. Hamburg. Switzerland. Toulouse University. with a portfolio of services that are sufficiently developed to make it an integral innovation service centre. University of applied science Wadenswil (HSW). During the last few years. with strong expertise in the textile and clothing industry. Cetemmsa acts as an agent that helps small and medium sized companies to improve their profitability and competitiveness.Eppendorf University. FP 5 The estimation of the pollution degree of water and soil in the vicinity of the industrial area NEFERAL – Bucharest and the impact upon health of people living in this area – NEPOLL. A suggestive example for both. in 2005) Relevant experience – skills Mental Health Prevention in a target group at risk: children of somatically ill parents – COSIP.CT. ESTROM – Environmental Science & Technology in Romania full proposal for National Science Foundation Joint Research Projects Advances Romanian mobilization scheme – strengthening of “Carol Davila University of Medicine – Research Centre of the Pathology and treatment of the systemic rheumatic diseases” for a successful contribution of development of ERA – “ARMS”. FP 5. Contract: 507960. FP 5. 2007 . More precisely. It is the biggest and the most important institution of its kind in Romania.Boehringer Ingelheim Italia S.PA. Contract: 2005311. were are developing their activity most of the project’s stuff . Manstricht University. Cetemmsa has extended its sphere of action.2002. 52 . FP 5. The University uses the facilities of over 20 clinical hospitals in Bucharest including The Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) Clinic of “Bagdasar Arseni “Hospital .

etc. Physical treatments like Plasma or Ultrasound for the superficial Modification of textiles and plastics substrates. studying application possibilities and limitations. always focused to the SME interests and needs. piezoelectric textiles. shape memory. MEDAs. He is also technological consultant of the regional government of Catalonia dedicated to assess textile firms in the best way of improving their competitiveness through technological advances. printed circuits. integration of sensors in textiles. He has a lot of experience in the research and development of new textile products related to smart textiles applied in different sectors (automotive. He’s Textile Engineer. as well as electronic textile circuits connecting sensors with control electronics.R&D of intelligent textile products: development and integration of sensors (temperature sensors.…). and develops private R&D projects funded by industrial partners. he has participated and leaded several R&D projects. so she has great experience in the development of new fabrics. touch sensors. home textiles. 53 . Degree in Journalism and Master’s degree in International Relations. phase changing and conductive in plastics and textiles. To achieve this goal it is necessary the development of wearable batteries and microelectronics allowing the integration of the new functionalities. MªCarmen Margelí: Manager of the International Projects Department. printed electronics. domotic. garment. Ferran Soldevila: R&D Researcher.R&D wearable control electronics: development of electronic technologies to manage and to supply intelligent textile systems. . Scientific activities: . has experience in projects co-funded by the European Commission. Leitat takes part each year in many projects financed by the regional and national government.…).Biomaterials: New biopolymers based on agricultural residues. are principally directed at improving the competitiveness of the textile sector.Functionalisation: Chemical modification for development of multifunctional textiles and plastics. with deep knowledge and experience on textiles applied to several industrial sectors. manufacturing processes. All these fields of research comprise an essential preliminary stage for the development of prototypes of interactive electronic parts that mark a qualitative leap forward for the textile-clothing sector. Expert in the management of R&D European Projects. management and technical coordination of R&D projects. 13 . technology development. In CETEMMSA he has been working in the last three years as R&D Manager of textile products. . microelectronic and electronics serigraphy. Expert in the design..LEITAT Leitat is a private-non profit Technological Research Centre developing R&D activities in the area of materials science. development of electronic circuits and textile and electronics characterizations. damp sensors…). both national and international. development. collaboration on BAN design. She’s Doctor of Chemistry and she’s in charge of the laboratory. Key personnel assigned to the project: Pau Vidal: R&D Manager of CETEMMSA. etc. plasma. Laura López: R&D Researcher. . So. luminescent. She has managed IST. He’s High Engineer in Telecommunications and MBA. Role in the project and main tasks .…. Relevant experience – skills Our activities. As well as developing new materials related to electronic-textile (photovoltaic fabrics.expected results Active partecipation on electronic insention on textile. LEONARDO. projects for technology transfer. electroluminescent fabrics. through two specific fields: . building. evaluating all the properties. physical treatments like Plasma or Ultrasound for the superficial modification of textiles and plastics substrates.Cetemmsa carries out applied research and develops prototypes of conducting fabrics using a variety of technologies (conducting wire. speciality textile-chemistry.).Smart materials: chromic. ESPRIT. and development of interactive systems as flexible units of light.

technological development. IBV is integrated by a multi-discipline team of 180 people formed by mechanical. biomechanical and 54 . He possesses strong experiences in the development of functional e-textiles prototypes.New high tech materials: new fibers for technical textiles.Human performance: comfort and protection in mechanical.Physical area: Mechanical behaviour. Cristina Barragán is the responsible for European Projects coordination at Leitat Technological Centre. Suarez is an active member of the EPoSS. he has developed new organic molecular systems for the manufacture of single layer organic light emitting devices OLED. abrasion. on technological transfers and on the textile industrial processes. working under the figure of a non profit association and jointly sponsored by the Institute for the Small and Medium Valencian Industry (IMPIVA) and the University of Polytechnic of Valencia (UPV). Its objective is the practice of scientific research. Role in the project and main tasks . During his PhD. Jordi Suarez is engineer in electronic from the University Polytechnic of Cataluña. thermoelectric and photovoltaic power supplies integrated to textile and have participated in numerous symposiums and events about these fields. suplain chain management. . microbiology. EAPs SMP/ Conductive Yarn polymerics and metallics/ Wireless and/or textile connections/ Integration of photovoltaic and thermoelectric cells/ Power supply & switch integration/ Study of ergonomic properties/ Industrial Prototypes development Key personnel assigned to the project: Dr Laurent Aubouy obtained a PhD in organic.Standardization and certification: Personal Protective Equipment. Actually.Quality control: Product and process assurance. . he is one of the main researchers in Electronic of the technological centre LEITAT. . mineral and Industrial chemistry from the University of Montpellier II in 2005 and master degrees in Engineering from the ENSI Caen (French Grandes Ecoles) and in Organic chemistry from the University of Caen in 2002. J. Suarez is specialized in the development of Smart system and has participated in numerous Spanish projects for the application of such devices at industrial level. J.Nanotechnology: Use of nanomaterials in textiles and plastic materials for the improvement of the properties of the materials or the development of new properties. Sport biomechanics and Biomechanical instrumentation). Ergonomics of the workplace. Eng. fireproof. coordination and research expertise in information and communication technologies. Eng.expected results Textile sensor development/ New Active Materials: chromic. Medical biomechanics. Since 2006. . Since 2006. applying the results generated to the industry. corrosion. heat/cold. geotextiles. She has project management. climatic cycles.. luminescent. José Sáez is engineer in electronic from the University Polytechnic of Cataluña in 2001 and is master degree in robotic of the same university. . he is the responsible of the Smart materials textiles and systems area and possesses more than 20 publications and patents in the fields of textiles. industrial processes. technical assessment and training in different applications of Ergonomics. He has a large experience in the development of prototypes for companies.IBV Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia (IBV) is a Spanish Research and Development Centre founded in 1976. . Biomechanics and Physiology (Clothing and footwear. Relevant experience – skills Leitat provides also a wide variety of testing and certification services: . 14 . including 6 years experience at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in European RTD projects within the fifth and sixth framework programmes.Chemical area: analytical chemistry. finished goods. Furniture. outdoor condition. .Prototypes validation: Materials.Ageing centre: Light. He develops each years more than 30 projects with private funding and possess publications and patents in the field of smart textiles. thermical and biological terms for textiles. Eng Javier Jiménez obtained is diploma of textile Engineers from the University Polytechnic of Cataluña in 2003.

to elaborate a big amount of data. has a wide experience in R&D activities for clothing companies and has participated in several projects which are highly relevant to the European Union related to clothing innovation.CETEMMSA(AITEX) . but also giving a well balanced space between public and private research centres and entrepreneur participants. Besides. IBV has a specific section aimed to the study of elderly and disable people characteristics and needs. physiology. wireless (TXT. Activities in the field of clothing aim at applying ergonomics and physiology in the study. including domotics. comfort factors. 55 . 2. This includes working in different fields of knowledge and lines of research as thermophysiology (temperature and humidity regulation). that is to say an integrated system inserted on textile. necessary for the sensors process realization. to send suitably the data to a remote controller. resolution and accuracy among other and in the definition of the data analysis and criteria for the feedback of the system. with recent studies about the relationship between the sweating composition and the degree of dehidratation. physical therapist. In INTENSE consortium partners with a wide spread of specific knowledge background are present. it is necessary to build a so wide partner consortium as the complexity of the chosen target requires. TUV). sport activity and medical devices for improving the quality of life of elderly and disable people. Key personnel assigned to the project: Juan Carlos González (Dr. Santoni). some geographical aspects have been considered in order to arrive to different markets. Finally. surgeons. emotional engineering and simulation among others. software accessibility and usability. INCDIE-CA) to transform the detected input in a readable number. sizing and fitting. He is the author of several research studies about clothing physiology and biomechanics. carrying his PhD in this area. He co-ordinates the R&D activities of the IBV in the area of clothing at a technical and scientific level. IBV. Besides. IBV. to arrive at a final product ready to market (VISIO. Role in the project and main tasks . in the definition of the requirements of the sensors in terms of range of measure. RWTH. fibres and textile capabilities (FilMar. On the other hand.3 Consortium as a whole In order to realize a smart textile. movement analysis. mainly related to technologies for independent living and assisted living facilities. For what concern multidisciplinary. the expertises present in the network pass from the nanotechnology (principally Polito. The work group has been constituted in order to take into account not only the multidisciplinary need. On the other hand.) will be the co-ordinator of the project at IBV. Other research topics are sport physiology and human anthropometry. sport activity scientists. in WP4 will participate in the ergonomic studies for the integration of the sensors in the textile and in the garment. Our expertise areas are: Assistive technologies. DWI. facilitating the development of extended projects for the textile and clothing manufacturers and other sectors. etc. to give to the collected signals a physiological interpretation. TXT). the knowledge and experience gained will increase IBV’ expertise in this research lines.thermal engineers. and in the support to development proffesionals on new technologies and knowledge. electronics (Cetemmsa. medicine and pharmacology (UMF.-Eng. and health technologies. His research interest is focused mainly on human thermo-physiology and the influence of clothing. IBV also performs research activities in the fiel of sports physiology and biomechanics. INCDTP). IBV will be the responsible of the validation of the system and the comfort trials with end-users. to encapsulate all the electronic devices and finally industrial machinery capability. computing (Polito. usability. This project is in accordance with the research lines developed by IBV in the fields of ergonomical aspects of clothing. testing and development of new garments and textiles. Polito). TUV). identification and analysis of needs for people with disabilities and elderly people.expected results IBV will participate in WP2 and 3. and information and communication technologies. Leitat. Project results will enable IBV to aid SMEs in the development of functional clothing for specific populations.

The second activity of Mechanical Department of Brescia University will be the study of structural and mechanical properties of fibers. special reducers are interesting. various studies on microactuators (piezoelectric. compactness. Action in this field will be necessarily devoted to theoretical / experimental study and prototyping of miniactuators. also because a mini-perturbation can be generated by a sum of micro-perturbations or by a reduction of a macro-perturbation. controllability. may produce a fiber with different friction behavior. etc. INTENSE project may rely on a very qualified network. connection with complex constrains. . a textile actuation is generally a mini-actuation. 56 . In such a way a very traditional productive field. literature is full of hints.) can be considered. 2. active (motors) and “passive” (cams and linkages). . shape memory effect. Also the economic aspect cannot be neglected in these components. This kind of investigation will be necessary to verify the fibers working possibility to produce a cloth. To go a bit deeper in the problem. modularity. in the second case. Besides will help the project in the exploitation and disseminatin activity.4 Resources to be committed Subcontracting activity: . the sensor integrations creating an alteration of fiber surface. thermoelectric. Other particular studies on a device able to generate a mini-perturbation are based on special technologies (i. precision. in the first case. positioning speed. where the displacement usually are in field of millimeters.The activity of Mechanical Department of Brescia University will be mainly related to technical aspects of the production machines which will be necessary “adapted” to the realization of the new product. like textile is.The new challenging technology nowdays need always more qualified different expertises coming from very different experiences. In this frame. is here supported by more innovative sectors like. Indeed.e. rigidity are demanded for this kind of actuation. So. Possibly.AITEX activity will contribute to the contactive fibre extrusion. integrability. apted for textile applications. deformable systems).

BUDGET TABLE 1 PARTICIPANT (abbreviated names) Mode cost POLITO 2 Marchi 3 Santoni 4 DWI 5 RWTH 6 TXT 7 TUV 8 VISIO 9 10 11 UMF 12 CETEM 13 LEITAT 14 IBV Total INCDTP INCDIECA Semplified Transitional Real Transitional Transitional Real Transitional real Standard Standard Standard Transitional Transitional Real Method flat rate Indirect flat rate flat rate Indirect flat rate indirect flat rate flat rate flat rate flat rate flat rate Indirect Cost Cost costs Cost 490000 410130 16000 100000 35000 0 0 4000 10000 1065130 887460 400000 0 146000 341460 0 50000 85200 30000 35000 15000 0 0 4000 8000 227200 223200 50000 0 88000 85200 0 383500 177684 100000 122222 15000 0 95000 6000 0 899406 477306 262000 95000 47222 73084 399600 227753 183452 0 50100 18000 9900 5000 0 8000 502205 477205 215253 0 86000 175952 0 198334 146000 0 18000 15000 6000 11000 0 0 394334 389334 198334 6000 39000 146000 0 325875 195378 0 0 30000 0 5000 0 0 556253 483253 283375 0 30000 169878 48000 162500 123900 0 30000 14000 0 0 0 8000 338400 338400 162500 0 52000 123900 0 234166 155000 160900 37600 0 0 15000 19000 0 0 0 0 429066 429066 5000 18000 0 3000 0 10000 228600 150600 100000 30440 40000 700 1500 0 0 0 10000 182640 182640 100000 0 52200 30440 0 52600 27720 60000 1000 15000 0 8000 0 10000 174320 166320 52600 0 86000 27720 0 185436 120262 0 0 15000 0 0 0 0 320698 320698 185436 0 15000 120262 0 136500 94500 0 15000 6000 0 0 6000 0 258000 252000 136500 0 21000 94500 0 70604 2772268 70604 1863770 0 246000 4000 9600 0 0 3000 0 396022 226100 15900 127000 23000 64000 Personnel costs Overhead costs Durable Equipment Consumables Travel & Subsistence Computing Subcontracting Other specific project costs Protection of knowledge Total Total for RTD ACTIVITIES Personnel costs Subcontracting Other direct costs Indirect costs DEMONSTRATION 157808 5734060 157808 4935290 70604 2454918 0 16600 101000 733622 234166 104150 0 34000 160900 0 0 20600 25850 75000 70604 1645750 0 522600 57 .

Personnel costs Subcontracting Other direct costs Indirect costs MANAGEMENT Personnel costs Subcontracting Other direct costs Indirect costs Requested EC funding for RTD ACTIVITIES DEMONSTRATION MANAGEMENT Total EC grant Man-months Average manmonth rate
(personnel +OH) / manmonths

0 0 0 0 177670 90000 19000 68670

0 0 0 0 4000 0 0 4000 0

108000 0 190000 101600 22500 13500 6000 3000

0 0 0 0 25000 12500 5000 0 7500

0 0 0 0 5000 5000 0 0

30000 0 0 18000 25000 12500 5000 0 7500

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

50850 0 12400 11750 3000 0 3000 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 8000 0 0 8000 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 6000 0 0 6000 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

188850 0 202400 131350 276170 128500 18000 43000 86670

665595 0 177670 843265 191 4713

167400 0 4000 171400 28 4829

238653 199800 22500 460953 70 8017

357904 0 25000 382904 75 5483

292001 0 5000 297001 32 10760

241627 24000 25000 290627 55 9477

253800 0 0 253800 40 7160

321799 112950 0 0 321799 36 10974 37500 3000 153450 52 3704

136980 0 0 136980 42 3106

124740 0 8000 132740 33 2434

240523 0 0 240523 40 7642

189000 0 6000 195000 39 5923

118356 3461327 0 261300

0 276170 118356 3998797 19 752 7432

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Information on Resources and Budget Information on Resources and Budget, Partner = 1 Cost explanation Personnel: Durable equipment: To accomplish project activities POLITO- DAUIN unit will need: 2 mobile devices (e.g., PDA or smart phone) to collect and analyze the monitored signals, 1 desktop tower PC for off-line analysis of collected data, 2 laptops, equipments for monitoring additional signals w.r.t. the INTENSE system (e.g., heart rate) and properly profile the athletes. Consumables: To performe experiments Polito will need: Si wafers to realize the master for polymer imprinting and for sensors realization; chemicals, polymers, solvents,gases, some kinds of photoresist and developers; sets of masks for lithography will be necessary. Besides general comsumables for the cleanroom, electronics for testing bench for preliminary sensors measurements Travel and Subsistence: Participation to partner meetings + travel and accommodation expenses for results dissemination (e.g., participation to workshops and conferences), Travels for project management Protection of Knowledge: a patent for the sensor will be presented Others: Audit Overheads: 63% of Direct costs Total costs: Total EU-funding request : Information on Resources and Budget, Partner = 2 Cost explanation Personnel: Consumables: Fibers, filaments, Consumables for textile machines Durables : Textile machines, equipment for characterization Travel and Subsistence: Nr.6 Partners meetings, Nr.3 Technical meetings (1 person) Protection of Knowledge: 1 Patent Other costs: Audit Overheads: 60% of Direct costs Total costs: Total EU-funding request : Partner : MARCHI Costs (Euros) 50000 35000 30000 15000 8000 4000 85200 227200 171400 Partner : POLITO Costs (Euros) 490000

16000

100000

35000

10000 4000 410130 1.065130 843265

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Information on Resources and Budget, Partner = 3 Cost explanation Personnel: Consumables: Consumables for textile machines, Materials to produce samples, parts for RTD activities and prototype demonstrators Durables : Textile machines, equipment for characterization Travel and Subsistence: Nr.6 Partners meetings, Nr.3 Technical meetings (1 person) Subcontracts : UNIVERSITY OF BRESCIA: Theoretical / experimental study and prototyping of mini-actuators, active (motors) and “passive” (cams and linkages), adapted for textile applications; study of structural and mechanical properties of fibers. Costs : Personnel = 50000 Euro (7 MM), Consumables = 9375 Euro, Overheads = 35625 Euro Other costs : Audit Overheads: Real Indirect Cost Total costs: Total EU-funding request : Information on Resources and Budget, Partner = 4 Cost explanation Personnel: Consumables: see table below Travel and Subsistence: Nr.7 Partners meetings, Nr.6 Technical meetings (1 person) Computing: Mex Software for the 3D analysis of SEM images (height profiles, 3D distributions) Protection of Knowledge: 1Patent Other costs : Audit Overheads: 60% of Direct costs Total costs: Total EU-funding request : 2 CONSUMABLES Description Yarns / fibres Pressure pans (for DSC expeiments) Deuterated water (NMR experiments) Clams for stress-strain Testing materials (abrasion fabric, fastness, etc) Compounds to prep. nanoparticles Chem. Reagents Reaction solvents Dispersion stabilisers Cuvettes (determ. of -potential) Quantity 100 kg 3000 pcs 1000 mL 5000 pcs 2 kg 10 kg 100 L 5 kg 500 pcs 60 Average Unit price 15,00 5,00 100,00 / 100 mL 1,00 1700.00 / kg 350.00 / kg 36.00 / L 100.00 / kg 10.00 Costs / € 1500.00 15000.00 1000.00 5000.00 1000.00 3400.00 3500.00 3600.00 500.00 5000.00 Partner : DWI Costs (Euros) 227753 50100 18000 9900 8000 5000 183452 502205 382904 WP WP2, 5 WP2, 6 WP2 WP2, 6 WP2, 5, 6 WP2 2 2 2 2 Partner : SANTONI Costs (Euros) 383500 122222 100000 15000

95000

6000 186684 899406 460953

00 1000. A/D-Converter Subcontracting: Audit (5000). Partner = 7 Cost explanation Personnel: Consumables: See table below Travel and Subsistence: Nr. 2k per Travel Other: Audit Overheads: Real Indirect Costs Total costs: Total EU-funding request : Information on Resources and Budget. Honorary for test persons (6000) Overheads: 60% of Direct costs Total costs: Total EU-funding request : Information on Resources and Budget.5 Technical meetings (1 person) Protection of Knowledge: Overheads: 60% of Direct costs Total costs: Total EU-funding request : 3 CONSUMABLES Description Ta-material for extraction-grids Al2O3-Tubes for the discharge chamber of the ion-source Analytik (Glasses.TEM grids SEM consumables Ampoules Glassware Total 500 pcs 100 pcs 20 pcs 10.00 5000.7 Partners meetings. Nr. Partner = 6 Cost explanation Personnel: Travel and Subsistence: 5 Travels per year.00 50100 2 2 2 2 Information on Resources and Budget. Quantity Unit price Costs / € 14.00 9.000 3.00 900.00 3700. Partner = 5 Cost explanation Personnel: Consumables: See table below Travel and Subsistence: Nr.000 61 Partner : TUV Costs (Euros) 162500 30000 14000 8000 123900 338400 253800 WP Partner : TXT Costs (Euros) 325875 30000 5000 195378 556253 290627 Partner : RWTH Costs (Euros) 198334 18000 15000 6000 11000 146000 394334 297001 .5 Technical meetings (1 person) Computing : PC-Connection.7 Partners meetings.000 6. Nr.00 50.

5 Technical meetings (1 person) Protection of Knowledge: 1 Patent Other: Audit Overheads: Standard Flat rate Total costs: Total EU-funding request : Information on Resources and Budget.7 Partners meetings. 5. 6 WP4. lifting wires Special parts for jack cam adjustment Sinker guides.00 1000.7 Partners meetings. papers. 4. 6 WP4. Partner = 9 Cost explanation Personnel: Consumables: Consumables for characterization Travel and Subsistence: Nr. Nr. 6 WP4... SpecialYarns / fibres Ceramic coating of special yarn guides Specially adapted sinkers.500 30.00 5000..000 Costs (Euros) 234166 15000 19000 160900 429066 321799 Costs / € 5000. Partner = 10 Cost explanation Personnel: Consumables: Consumables for characterization 62 Partner : INCDIE-CA Partner : INCDTP . stop rods.000 1.50 2. 5. 6 Partner : VISIO Information on Resources and Budget.500 3.000 700 WP WP2.) Gases Oil for vacuum pumps Stainless Steel Total Information on Resources and Budget. Nr. 5.filters. sinker guide bars Total Quantity 400 kg Average Unit price 12.5 Technical meetings (1 person) Overheads: Real Indirect costs Total costs: Total EU-funding request : 4 CONSUMABLES Description Yarns. Partner = 8 Cost explanation Personnel: Consumables: See table below Travel and Subsistence: Nr.00 2000. 5. 5.00 2000.00 15000 Costs (Euros) 155000 5000 18000 10000 3000 37600 228600 153450 Costs (Euros) 100. 6 WP4.

7 Partners meetings.Medical telemetry monitoring system – technical characteristics: 2. Nr.aer condindiconditon 5. Partner = 11 Cost explanation Personnel: Consumables: Consumables for characterization Durables : 1. Partner = 12 Cost explanation Personnel: Travel and Subsistence: Nr. softs. Conductivity meter system for textile wire and textile structure Travel and Subsistence: Nr.000 30440 182640 136980 Costs (Euros) 52600 1000 60000 15000 10000 8000 27720 174320 132740 Costs (Euros) 185436 15000 120262 320698 240523 Costs (Euros) 136500 15000 6000 . Nr.Electronic device for monitoring the adults (including 3 D systems.7 Partners meetings. Holter EKG Travel and Subsistence: Nr. and electronic devices Travel and Subsistence: 63 Partner : LEITAT Partner : CETEMSA Partner : UMF 40.Durables : Inductance. termocuplu. mineral and organic materials. termocuplu.A termostatate. Partner = 13 Cost explanation Personnel: Consumables: Purchase of materials for the sensors integration: conductive/no conductive textiles. capacitance.4 Technical meetings Protection of Knowledge: 1 Patent Overheads: Standard Flat rate Total costs: Total EU-funding request : Information on Resources and Budget. Resistance Meter Bridge .5 Technical meetings (1 person) Overheads: 60% of Direct costs Total costs: Total EU-funding request : Information on Resources and Budget.Cardiotochograf: for monitoring the evolution of foetus including his/her hart rate 3.room with anemometer. etc) 4.5 Technical meetings (1 person) Protection of Knowledge: 1 Patent Other: Audit Overheads: Standard Flat rate Total costs: Total EU-funding request : Information on Resources and Budget.000 1500 10.

Partner = 14 Cost explanation Personnel: Consumables: Electronic and mechanical components and sensors. 6 Partners meetings Other: Organization of dissemination events Overheads: 60% of Direct costs Total costs: Total EU-funding request : Information on Resources and Budget.Nr. Travel and Subsistence: 5 international trips 2 persons. Overheads: 100% of personnel cost Total costs: Total EU-funding request : Partner : IBV 6000 94500 258000 195000 Costs (Euros) 70604 4000 9600 3000 70604 157808 118356 64 . Others: Payments to persons for the tests.

which consist of reports and publications in open peer. will be reviewed by SME partner before submission for publication to assess a possible disclosure of patentable information/technology. reviewed literatures. wireless way is a actractive for the industrial world. Furthermore. The deliverables. However. and management of intellectual property The possibility to integrate sensor able to detect physiological parameters in a continuous. preference will be given to the protection of novel information/technology by patent applications. Additionally. allowing respectively for better performances and reduction of injuries or strong reduction of recovery time of different physiological functions. Dissemination and exploitation of the results is considered to be a vital component of the proposed work programme. in particular from a fitness or training assessment perspective. 65 . but also for clinical analysis (a high lactic acid level in gastric juice is related with gastric cancer for example) and food industry.3. Impact 3.2 Dissemination and/or exploitation of project results. the Partners agreed to handle the case in a good faith and that an arbitrator agreed by the involved partners will resolve the conflict. In case of disagreement or conflict of interests. a great deal of effort has centred on implantable devices. according to the strong presence of textile companies and the operation of agencies like “Tessile & Salute” with which the Research Units involved in the project already share research and project activities. The introduction of such a system would change drastically the planning of the training activity or reeducation programs. non invasive. Furthermore the in vitro approach presents the traditional drawbacks of delay between the sampling and the output. and from the presence of industrial entities inside the team with clearly planned marketing strategies. All the results of this project will be published in reports to the European Commission and eventually. All the partners have a long and established track of publishing their work in the open literature and present their work at major international meetings. Only recently the human skin interface has risen to a certain consideration as a possible route for continuous non-invasive monitoring. In addition. Information dissemination will be carried out on a number of levels. in the interest of continuity. 3. The main focus of the present project is the study and development of a wearable transcutaneous lactic acid monitoring system. in open peer-reviewed literature. As a consequence a positive economical outcome for the regional framework is easily envisionable. Technological transfer will benefit from already experimented expertise of some units (technological transfer is one of the mission of the Materials and Microsystems Laboratory for example). the monitoring of lactic acid produced in muscles is of great importance. As a rule. To strengthen the effect of this positive economical outcome. long term implantation of biosensors remains an elusive target due to the drift or degeneration of biocompatibility characteristics. the verification of feasibility of transformation of a transcutaneous sensor in a wearable sensor (which can be incorporated in sport clothing) could amplify the market share of regional firms operating in the textile fields. The project results will be very attractive both for sportive application and for medical domestic medical monitoring. they all are inventors in patents and their intellectual property rights are committed to their parent institutions. This is reflected in a dedicated work package to WP6 and. it has been agreed that all dissemination of information from this project will flow through all SME partner.1 Expected impacts listed in the work programme In the search for devices for continuous monitoring of subjects or tissues. a robust technology transfer platform will be setup and sinergically supported by all Units involved in the project and addressed to the transfer of results to industrial companies inside and outside the regional territory.

The main focus of the present project is the study and development of a wearable transcutaneous lactic acid monitoring system. Dissemination of results at a policy level will also be relevant to this project and will occur through progress reports to the EU and. We shall take the necessary precautions to secure our communication when needed. allowing respectively for better performances and reduction of injuries or strong reduction of recovery time of different physiological functions. in particular from a fitness or training assessment perspective.and health-technology sectors on an international level. long term implantation of biosensors remains an elusive target due to the drift or degeneration of biocompatibility characteristics. There is a target of several peer reviewed publications for the lifetime of the project. constitute a major goal of the project and guarantee its success. This network facilitating increased awareness of and sound scientific information on cantilever based sensors to end-users is a key objective of this project. However. will be possible to: • introduce SMEs to cantilever based sensors aspects and to their possible applications. This advantage is enhanced if the application will join a very user-friendly world like textile. All submissions for publications in journals and meetings will be approved by the consortium project management team. have already been established by members of the this project and the inclusion of multinational companies in the consortium will enhance these communications. Furthermore the in vitro approach presents the traditional drawbacks of delay between the sampling and the output. It is important to remember that in the search for devices for continuous monitoring of subjects or tissues. 66 .Excellent lines of communication between life research members and the SMEs participant to this project. a great deal of effort has centred on implantable devices.. • demonstrate the advantage that could be possible to reach in so many industrial sectors by such smart textile development • allow the meeting between the supply and demand not only in all high technological sector. To strengthen the effect of this positive economical outcome. scientific information will be disseminated in peer-reviewed international journals and international scientific meetings. a robust technology transfer platform will be setup and sinergically supported by all Units involved in the project and addressed to the transfer of results to industrial companies inside and outside the regional territory. they are also an opportunity to highlight the nano. Where applicable. we shall take all the measures to encourage the participating groups to interact freely within the general framework of the project. which represent an important advantage for high-tech community. Only recently the human skin interface has risen to a certain consideration as a possible route for continuous non-invasive monitoring. Such an enhanced mobility of scientific and technical staff. In that way. the monitoring of lactic acid produced in muscles is of great importance. inside and outside the EU. Nevertheless. In addition. Review of manuscripts and patent applications will be done promptly when needed to allow publications in top competent journals. the verification of feasibility of transformation of a transcutaneous sensor in a wearable sensor (which can be incorporated in sport clothing) could amplify the market share of regional firms operating in the textile fields. where necessary meetings between the co-ordinator and other members of the consortium with EU and national policy groups. To this end. The dissemination of the results will be helped by the creation of useful and interdisciplinary events together with the information of the community by the web. The dissemination of the results obtained thanks to INTENSE project represents an important occasion to underline once again the tight cooperation among public entities and SMEs. but also for a very common domestic applications. the consortium will construct and launch a web site on the Internet that will be regularly updated with results and information. Furthermore. The introduction of such a system would change drastically the planning of the training activity or reeducation programs. as well as free exchange of materials and protocols. but also for clinical analysis (a high lactic acid level in gastric juice is related with gastric cancer for example) and food industry.

The scientific and innovative achievements will be exploited by the participants also after the project is closed. Avantex and Ambience.Commercial exploitation of the results generated will be within the consortium and led by our commercial partners. All partners have their own organizations securing patents and or granting licenses for technology and intend to secure new information from the INTENSE project in joint patents if applicable. The University participants expect to include doctoral students into the project and the results of this project will be included into their doctoral dissertations. 4. World Sports Active wear. At an early stage. and they will be used as platform for further RTD work on sensors and actuators. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. conferences. which will be signed between the partners. In any case. and they will be able to carry out more advanced RTD work in their companies. as result of the courses. The SMEs technical staff will. we shall meet and decide about a consortium agreement with an exploitation plan. International Journal of Sport Medicine) and popular articles and present the results of the project in suitable conferences. as to be demonstrated by the applications of this project. Terms and agreements relating to foreground and background information in the project and exploitation of results will be detailed in a consortium agreement. biosignal monitoring and embedding technology. This arrangement will reflect EU policy and guidelines related to IPR and exploitation of results within an EU-funded project. etc. The results of the project will be demonstrated by the SMEs at suitable platforms. Sportive clothing and health care are areas where textile embedded sensors can be widely used. be able to enhance their understanding of sensors. Training courses will be organized for SMEs technical staff. Decisions will be taken on patent filing by the participants. Journal of Sport Sciences. Journal of Applied Physiology. The courses will deal with theoretical and practical issues of the RTD areas of the projects. 67 . such as exhibitions. Most of the partners are usually present in big sectorial fairs with booth in which the project results will be showen. such as TechTextil. The participating research institutes will write and publish research papers (Ergonomics. any and all intellectual property rights (IPR) opportunities arising within the project will be identified by the group and filed by our commercial partners who will carry all defence relevant to their commercial interests. The cost of patents will be covered by the institutions involved. Ethical Issues In this proposal no particular ethical issue is arised.

ethnicity.ETHICAL ISSUES TABLE Informed Consent Does the proposal involve children? Does the proposal involve patients or persons not able to give consent? Does the proposal involve adult healthy volunteers? Does the proposal involve Human Genetic Material? Does the proposal involve Human biological samples? Does the proposal involve Human data collection? Research on Human embryo/foetus Does the proposal involve Human Embryos? Does the proposal involve Human Foetal Tissue / Cells? Does the proposal involve Human Embryonic Stem Cells? Privacy Does the proposal involve processing of genetic information or personal data (eg. religious or philosophical conviction) Does the proposal involve tracking the location or observation of people? Research on Animals Does the proposal involve research on animals? Are those animals transgenic small laboratory animals? Are those animals transgenic farm animals? Are those animals cloning farm animals? Are those animals non-human primates? Research Involving Developing Countries Use of local resources (genetic. education etc) Dual Use Research having potential military / terrorist application I CONFIRM THAT NONE OF THE ABOVE ISSUES APPLY TO MY PROPOSAL 68 . plant etc) Benefit to local community (capacity building ie access to healthcare. political opinion. health. animal. sexual lifestyle.

5. In the case of equally skilled candidates. The project will have the following goals: • eliminate inequalities. consultation and implementation processes. in the consultation and implementation process. changing the working culture whilst still recognising the needs and interests of both women and men. the employment of female candidates will be preferred in order to contribute to the gender balance in the research and industrial fields related to this project. as scientists/technologists. This application addresses the issues of gender mainstreaming with the direct involvement of women in science as addressed by the Commission: 1. This will especially apply to the employment for new jobs that will be created within the consortium as a result of this project. GENDER The partners’ approach to Gender: The project will develop in full accordance to the guidelines listed in the EC Treaty about “Integrating the gender dimension”. All possible measures will be considered to ensure gender equality in this project. 3. • promote equality All possible measures will be considered to ensure gender equality in this project. 69 . • women’s participation in research must be encouraged both as scientists/technologists and within the evaluation. 2. • research must be carried out to contribute to an enhanced understanding of gender issues.

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