WORKING GROUP 1: HEALTHCARE & MEDICINE

Healthcare and medical textiles is one of the most rapidly expanding sectors in the technical textiles market. Application of textiles in this field covers: hospital equipment and garments; hygienic-sanitary products; surgery and orthopedic products.

 

The challenges of textile materials in the healthcare & medical sectors

For the medical and healthcare sector the main driver for innovation remains the added value in terms of better functionality and performance, but also total cost, compared to established approaches, the continuous integration of new technologies in the development of new products while adapting to new challenges placed by the ageing society ((for integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) tools that enable remote monitoring of patients)), the enhancement of barrier and comfort properties for professional medical garments and the success of textile fabrics/structures to be used in human tissue and organs repair.

 

Leader:  Dr. Yesim Oguz

Coleader: Dr. Aleksandra Ivanoska-Dacikj

WG1 News

WG1 NEWS

CONTEXT launches a face-mask graph design competition

CONTEXT launches a face-mask graph design competition

CONTEXT organizes a webinar to present funding opportunities and success stories for the development of smart textiles

CONTEXT organizes a webinar to present funding opportunities and success stories for the development of smart textiles

New call for conference grants opened!

New call for conference grants opened!

CONTEXT has organized a webinar to present funding opportunities and success stories for the development of smart textiles

CONTEXT has organized a webinar to present funding opportunities and success stories for the development of smart textiles

CONTEXT presents the state-of-the-art of advanced textile materials

CONTEXT presents the state-of-the-art of advanced textile materials

CONTEXT has issued its second newsletter

CONTEXT has issued its second newsletter

Two MC members have collaborated to prepare a scientific article on COVID-19 protection with textiles

Two MC members have collaborated to prepare a scientific article on COVID-19 protection with textiles

CONTEXT was present at the 3rd European industry and research exchange

CONTEXT was present at the 3rd European industry and research exchange

CONTEXT WGs’ virtual meetings

CONTEXT WGs’ virtual meetings

CONTEXT first newsletter

CONTEXT first newsletter

CONTEXT, the European network of experts on advanced textile materials, has closed its second grant period

CONTEXT, the European network of experts on advanced textile materials, has closed its second grant period

State of the art reports published!

State of the art reports published!