Textile surfaces for electrical supply, information technology communication and intuitive interaction with IoT devices in the Smart Home

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The aim of the project is to develop so-called Connecting Textiles. These are to form a safe, robust and electromagnetically environmentally friendly textile-based IoT infrastructure for smart wallpapers and textile surfaces in general. IoT devices such as temperature sensors can be supplied with cable-based power via these surfaces in the living area. The devices can also communicate via this and, thanks to their flexible design, enable intuitive and individual configuration of Smart Homes. The contacting of IoT devices via the surfaces is simple and intuitive. The textiles in turn enable connection to standard Smart Home protocols. Various haptic interaction patterns such as touching, stroking or stretching can be used to configure interactions and thus form the basis for intelligent interactive assistance.


  • Robert Bosch GmbH, Renningen - Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf (DITF) - Fraunhofer-Institut für Fertigungstechnik und Angewandte Materialforschung (IFAM), Bremen - Norafin Industries (Germany) GmbH, Mildenau - Peppermint Holding GmbH, Berlin


Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung


Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

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Dr.-Ing. Serge Autexier


German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz