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EU sub-contract to focus on smart wear inter-connects
Feb '08
Danish Ohmatex, a pioneer in intelligent textile development, has won an EU contract for 50,000 Euro, to cover development of flexible socket connectors to advanced micro-sensors in professional protective clothing such as fire-fighting suits.

The development is a sub-contract to the European ProeTEX project that is an integrated research and development project under the EU 6th framework programme. The project has 23 partners and aims to develop new intelligent textile solutions for rescue services.

The contract is an extension of the development work that Ohmatex has carried out since its establishment in 2004, including amongst other things, development of conductive yarns, conductive textile cabling and elastics, and in particular integration and encapsulation of electronics in clothing. Ohmatex' primary activities are customer specific developments.

Most recently, Ohmatex has helped Viking Life-Saving Equipment in Esbjerg, Denmark with development of the world's first fire-fighters suit with integrated thermal sensor electronics. The “intelligent fire-suit” won the prestigious Danish Product Award 2007 in the electronics category.

Everyone who has worked with integration of electronic components into garments is aware that interconnection issues are currently one of the major challenges to commercial manufacture. With this contract, issues including washability, comfort (softness), safety and durability are now put into focus.

”The development contract with ProeTEX is an important step towards a European standard for integration of micro-electronics in clothing, and we are very proud that Ohmatex has been chosen as the partner for this work” declares Christian Dalsgaard, who is director and founder of Ohmatex, who are located in INCUBA Science Park in Aarhus.

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