GeniusTex: How modular product and process design can bring Smart Textiles from niche to scalable production
To move smart textiles from prototypes to mass market
products and enable shorter development cycles with better coordination, the
Institute of Textile Technology at RWTH Aachen University (ITA) has developed a
methodology to streamline smart textiles product and process development within
the GeniusTex project.
At its conceptual core lies a modularization of the smart textile that is implemented on a co-innovation platform.
To bring the product and process concepts to live, a physical plug&produce production line has been developed, that can be visited within the Micro Factory exhibition area