Second Skin Printed e-Textiles (Wearable Technology LIVE! USA 2014)

Mr Miguel Ridao, CEO
Sensing Tex, S.L.
Spain
 
Nov 20, 2014.

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Presentation Summary

  • SecondSkin technology is a range of new high stretchable Sensors and Actuators-based applications in Wearable Technologies:
 3D multiple pressure sensors in a highly stretchable textile for wearable electronics applications
 Large Area stretchable lighting textiles for wearable electronics
  • Interaction of lighting and pressure sensors SecondSkin e-textiles connected to the internet of things and of you.

Speaker Biography (Miguel Ridao)

Mr. Ridao founded Sensing Tex and became Chief Executive Officer in 2010. He served as the co-founder of three companies in the field of engineering and technology. Holding over seventeen years of experience in the business of textile and electronic technology, Mr. Ridao is an inventor, holds some patents, has lectured worldwide, published several articles, and has won several awards at both technology and business level. On top of Mr. Ridao's achievement of receiving many high degrees Pre-PhD (UPC, Barcelona Spain 2006); Master Physics (UB, Barcelona Spain 2003); Master Textile Engineering (FH Reutlingen Germany 1999); (UPC, Barcelona Spain 1998), he has acquired academic training completed specifically within the field of entrepreneurship, leadership, and management. This training was done at the business schools of IESE Business School (Learning to Grow Executive Program) and La Salle Business School (Start Up Catalonia Program)
Miguel has a passion for innovation in Smart Textiles, he thinks that the future of textiles is not what it will be is about what we love to build and work

Company Profile (Sensing Tex)

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The patented technology from Sensing Tex is a unique combination of the most advanced materials available:
• Electronic inks and pastes which are flexible, elastic and can be printed on materials with special surface preparations are used to construct complex passive and active electronic systems. (Technologies are based on organic printed electronics)
• Both conventional and silicon based fibre optics woven into textile to create a light emmiting fabric. (Technology based on light guides)
The technology can be applied using completely standard weaving, printing, lamination and impregnation techniques which maintain the original properties of the material such as the flexibility, elasticity, comfort and the ability to wash etc.
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