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Project Cairo: an intelligent soft-robotic jacket

NWO Humanities - Knowledge Innovation Mapping (KIEM)
October 2017 - March 2018

Project Cairo is a joint effort between CWI, AMOLF, and the Dutch textile designer SME ByBorre to create an urban jacket that pushes the state-of-the-art of smart-textiles. The jacket will sense and reason about the wearer activity, profile and external conditions to trigger changes in its structure and insulation. To build it, we will exploit new materials developed by AMOLF, i.e. soft-robotic matter, as a way of changing the physical properties of textiles. This will be added to the proven expertise in merging sensor technology and artificial intelligence, developed by CWI, with the innovative textile design and fabrication techniques of ByBorre.