tion should be friendly, easy to use, install and maintain, ubiquitous but
discreet and respectful of our privacy.
The E-BRODER II project has as its main objective the development of
smart textiles with high added value through the embroidery technology
for home automation applications intended for use in the following texti-le
subsectors: home textile, upholstery, decoration and contract business.
To this end, three well-differentiated but complementary lines of research
have been created when developing smart textiles:
• Textile systems for wireless energy transmission through
• Multilayer touch sensors to be integrated into textiles by con-ventional
• Sequins with built-in environmental sensors in order to fully
automate the development of smart textiles
The E-BRODER II project focuses on textile research and development in-telligent
using embroidery technology as a production process for home
Through the execution of the E-BRODER II project, the intention is to de-velop
a system home automation, based on textile sensors and actuators,
capable of analyzing conditions of the housing environment and to act
accordingly in order to increase the quality of life of its users.
Among the results that have been identified the following aspects stand
out, which in turn make up the home automation system:
• Textile solutions with capacity to acquire environmental para-meters
of the room in which they are located.
• Textile solutions that allow communication between a user
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and an electronic device via the sense of touch through a
conductive textile surface.
• Textile solutions that incorporate embroidered induction ele-ments
with conductive threads to provide power to textile
home automation items or for charging a mobile phone.
• Home automation hardware and software systems for mana-gement,
information monitoring and control of electronic de-vices.
By the use of embroidery technology, these solutions are
obtained through a highly automated process that will allow
companies belonging to the textile sector to increase their pro-duct
portfolio, and to be, consequently, more competitive.
Smart textiles offer a wide range of applications aimed at improving
comfort, health control, safety, energy efficiency and conditions of user
life. These possibilities depend on technological development, but they
are very quickly becoming a reality.
The first applications are already appearing in the market in the form of
specialized products, but in the future the number of potential users will
increase significantly as new techniques will be applied to textiles, and
the public will be the main beneficiary of this trend.
The E-BRODER II project - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF TEXTI-LES
SMART EMPLOYING EMBROIDERY TECHNOLOGY, has the sup-port
of the Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius,
Comerç i Treball de la Generalitat Valenciana through IVACE, and is
co-financed by ERDF funds from the EU, within the FEDER Operatio-nal
Program of the Valencian Community 2014-2020.