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03-28-2022 - 03-29-2022
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
United States
IFAI & North Carolina State University

Join us at Smart Fabrics Summit to explore groundbreaking new fabric technologies.

Mon, Mar 28, 2022 | 2 pm

SmartTex: Biomedical Monitoring in Aerospace
For long term missions in space or telemedicine and fitness on Earth, health monitoring is the future. To develop and improve technologies for continuous and wireless monitoring of astronauts, a cross-functional team has developed the SmarTex t-shirt for experiments on the International Space Station (ISS).
The T-Shirt consists of specific materials designed for ergonomic and comfortable use in space and contains integrated and adaptable sensors that will monitor and transmit several detailed parameters using ballistocardiography (muscular contraction).

SmartTex is part of the Wireless Compose-2 project, a collaboration between the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Hohenstein, DSI Aerospace, Bielefeld University and Hamburg University of Technology.


Casey Strauch
US Marketing Manager
Hohenstein Institute America