Fraunhofer IFF in the Technical Textiles Alliance

Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF

The IFF works on three research fields: intelligent work systems, resource-efficient production and logistics, as well as convergent supply infrastructures. Accordingly extensive core competencies, such as measuring and testing, robotics, virtual engineering, assistance and learning systems, logistics, are developed. Methods and tools for applications in textile sensors are created in the business area measurement and testing technology.

Competences in the Alliance

  • Development of configurable, modular textile measuring systems
  • Functionalization of textile materials to sensor elements
  • Integration of sensors into the textile
  • Design of functional, textile-integrated electronics for recording measured variables
  • Development of algorithms and methods for intelligent data evaluation
  • Development of tools for sensor calibration
  • Implementation of application-specific system solutions as a product or subsystem