Bringing to Market: Smart Textiles
2021-09-29T10:30:00 2021-09-29T10:30:00 - 2021-09-29T11:00:00
In 1589, Willian Lee of Calverton, near Nottingham invented the stocking frame. This revolutionised weft knitting in the 16thcentury. It is still revolutionary today because its direct descendants are knitting the textiles sensing systems that will allow simple, cost effective and non-intrusive remote monitoring as the basis of healthcare in the 21stcentury.
As societies across the world, we interact with textiles, 96% of our time on this little blue planet. This interaction when combined with sensors, will allow healthcare to be delivered in a completely different way. No more time consuming, costly clinical or out-patient visits for simple checks. Your clothes, car seat, office chair or footwear will gather the data your physician or clinician needs to see and transmit it silently and secretly to their devices at a place and time at their convenience.
Monitoring humans for affordable, democratic healthcare needs to be a goal of our society in the 21stcentury. Computing power, the internet and the creativity of the human mind can create a fundamental change in how we value our fellow man. Let’s make it happen
Med-Tech gives us the opportunity to show and discuss the types of services that Boddingtons Plastics can offer to our customers. We've seen really good footfall and had several new leads for new devices. The show has been a great success for us and in fact we've booked for next year already.
MedTech Innovation Expo was a fascinating event that gave us new insight and inspiration into the challenges we face and, more importantly, into the solutions to solve those challenges. We’ve already marked the event on our calendar for next year and we can’t wait to see what progress has been made… and perhaps, more importantly, what progress we can aid with our Aether Engine technology!
It was great to speak at this excellent event, very well attended by the NHS and Industry, well organised and plenty of opportunities for networking. Looking forward to coming again next year!
We’ve managed to get a lot of interest of people... It’s a lot bigger than what we expected, and we’ve managed to find unexpected partnerships with companies we didn’t even know existed. We were here last year but we weren’t exhibiting, and we were impressed with the quality and quantity of exhibitors, so we thought it was worth it this year.