ATRG Visitors

ATRG was pleased to host a visit recently by Janet van der Linden (centre right), Director of Research in the Department of Computing and Communications at the Open University and Emilie Giles (centre left), an eTextiles Consultant.

http://goo.gl/joxX49

http://goo.gl/2rU56O

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Ran Ma

The Advanced Textiles Research Group (ATRG) was pleased to host a visit last week by Ran Ma. Ran is a biomedical engineer and entrepreneur and visited ATRG to discuss health monitoring using electronic textiles with Pasindu Lugoda.

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ATRG is advertising for a new member of the team

The Advanced Textiles Research Group is recruiting a Research Fellow to develop energy harvesting technologies for wearable textiles. Details can be found here: http://goo.gl/sBxxIu

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The ATRG team in London

Members of the Advanced Textiles Research team are shown at the Wearable Technology Show in London yesterday. They are (left to right) Ekael Mbise, Anura Rathnayake, Pasindu Lugoda, Dilusha Rajapakse and Sonia Gregory. The picture was taken by another member of our team, Yannis Anastasopoulos.

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Wearable Technology Show 2015

Professor Dias meets with Mark Pedley at the SmartLife stall at the Wearable Technology Show 2015 in London yesterday. Other members of the ATRG team will be visiting the show later today.

Wearable Technology Show 2015:

http://goo.gl/w9hryd

Smartlife:

http://goo.gl/U6R78q

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Radio-Frequency Identification chips

The RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) chips that we are introducing into yarns for our sustainability project are very small. Each one is only one millimetre wide with a thickness of 0.5 millimetres. One is shown next to a pound coin for comparison.

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Professor in Advanced Textiles

Nottingham Trent University is seeking to appoint a Professor or Reader in Advanced Textiles. Details can be found here:

http://goo.gl/3tTdbv

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EPSRC project

The teams from Nottingham Trent University and the University of Southampton have met for the kink-off meeting of the new £2.8 million EPSRC project that aims to develop novel manufacturing methods for electronic textiles. The picture shows from left to right Professor Tilak Dias, Dr. Colin Cork, Professor Steve Beeby, Mr. Abiodun Komolafe, and Dr. Russel Torah.

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tags

RFID consultant Vivian Bradshaw (centre) inspects our garments with fully integrated RFID tags. RFID tagging promises to be an important area for our technology. IDTechEx report that the total RFID market was worth $8.89 billion in 2014 and forecast that this will rise to $27.31 billion in 2024.

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Professor Dias interview

CDE and Dstl have posted a video case study from the recent CDE Marketplace event that includes an interview with Professor Dias, Head and Founder of the Advanced Textiles Research Group:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/improving-the-lives-of-service-personnel

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