Principal Investigators

    Kristina Malmgren


    University of Gothenburg

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    Wearable sensors in smart textiles

    Source of funding information

    Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 3,046,790

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years


    The project/programme is most relevant to:

    Parkinson's disease & PD-related disorders


    Research Abstract

    The project aims at developing a reliable, easy-to-use, wearable sensor system in the form of a comfortable garment with the possibility to continuously measure movements and other variables, in order to improve diagnosis, monitor disease progression or improvement and tailor treatment in epilepsy, Parkinson’s disorder (PD) and stroke rehabilitation. An interdisciplinary research team is carefully put together to tackle the scientific challenges involved with partners representing the following research areas: (a) health care and clinical evaluation, focusing on the neurological disorders epilepsy, PD and stroke; (b) electronics and information technology, focusing on sensor system integration, signal processing and data fusion & aggregation, and (c) textile technology, focusing on functional textile fibers and comfortable textiles with built-in sensor activity. We will develop textile sensors and signal processing algorithms and hardware for monitoring of physiological signals (e g respiration, oxygen saturation), electrophysiological signals (ECG, EMG) and movements, verified in clinical evaluations. Successful research results will strengthen Swedish medtech, textile and IT industry and facilitate new products with significant growth potential. We further believe that the strong Swedish medtech segment combined with the strong IT branch and innovative textile companies poses the ideal breeding ground for new companies and spin offs within the wearable sensor area.

    Lay Summary

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Types: Investments > €500k
Member States: Sweden
Diseases: Parkinson's disease & PD-related disorders
Years: 2016
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