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WeLight

WE LIGHT is an industrial research project approved on the “Call for strategic industrial research projects aimed at the priority areas of the smart specialization strategy” (DGR 986/2018) within the POR-FESR EMILIA ROMAGNA 2014-2020, Axis 1 – Research and innovation, Action 1.2.2

PARTNERSHIP

EN & TECH – Leading partner
MISTER – Industrial research laboratory
CNR Imamoter – Industrial research laboratory
INFN TTLab – Industrial research laboratory
Enea Crosstec – Industrial research laboratory

COMPANIES

Este Technology Srl
Olmi & Co. Srl

Description

WE LIGHT aims to create prototypes of sportswear items integrated with different electronic, optical and sensor technology systems able to connect the person wearing it with the external environment. The project’s main goal is to guarantee greater safety for those who practice road sports, in particular cyclists and runners. These highly functional garments are equipped with electronic devices, light sources and sensors with on-off mode in relation to the conditions of the external environment (external brightness, humidity and temperature). Wearable devices have a support designed with 3D models and are encapsulated within innovative materials capable of dissipating thermal energy.

Objectives

  • Realization of the wearable lighting system based on LED light and diffusive optical fibers.
  • Device packaging and integration with sportswear.
  • Realization of wearable IoT system.
  • Smart t-shirt prototype development.