This session will explore processes and techniques for the creation of textile integrated wearables. Christian Dalsgaard, Founder and CTO at Ohmatex, will focus on micro-electronic integration, sensor platform development and sensor encapsulation. He will present solutions to the challenges of cabling, connectivity and washability and will cover current applications including the potential for power integration in textiles.
Speaker Biography (Christian Dalsgaard)
Christian Dalsgaard, CTO, founded Ohmatex in 2004. He has considerable expertise in the field of commercializing smart textile development. His knowledge of the field spans over a decade from the very early stages of smart textile research and development. He has degrees in electrical engineering, physics and computer science from the Danish Engineering Academy and the University of Aarhus in Denmark. He has a developed a strong international network of companies who partner with Ohmatex in new products and developments.
Company Profile (Ohmatex ApS)
As an expert in smart textile technology Ohmatex develops products and solutions for integrating electronics into textile. Ohmatex products include textile cabling and washable connectors which provide conductivity and connectivity for smart garments and wearable devices. Ohmatex currently has a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a garment with NIRS (Near Infra-Red) and EMG sensors to monitor leg muscle activity during astronaut training. In 2012 Ohmatex developed a medical compression stocking that measures changes in leg volume for patients suffering from edema (fluid retention) of the lower limbs.