Functional composite materials for printable sensors in telerehabilitation
The aim of the project is development of novel composite materials deposited with printing technology which will be employed for manufacturing of sensors in orthopaedic, sports and cardiological rehabilitation.
Product innovation will be achieved through R&D tasks planned for developing technology of materials for fabrication of two types of sensors: pressure and electrochemical. The former will be
implemented in the form of shoe insoles for remote monitoring of orthopaedic rehabilitation process. The latter group will include lactates concentration and pH as well as auxiliary measurements (temperature and humidity). Application of these sensors, printed on flexible polymer films attached to the skin (so-called electronic tattoos) will be physical effort monitoring.
Developed solutions will present a new quality in terms of conducting rehabilitation process thanks to small mass, high flexibility and wireless operation as well as low price. These attributes will allow
monitoring of treatment of patients in the conditions of their undisturbed living, outside medical facility, at the same time adjusting recommendations to the current state and thus improving individual and system efficiency of the healthcare. Furthermore, with employment of printed electectronics technology, the final devices will be manufactured in large-scale processes, which will allow relatively low price and thereby make the solutions available for wide group of customers.
Besides material technology development, the project includes also:
- Clinical tests for defining measurement methodology and key functional parameters of the developed materials;
- Development of electronic communication and powering systems for measurements;
- Scaling the technology for industrial, large-volume manufacturing;
- Tests and certification of biocompatibility, patent applications and preparation of implementation documentation for the developed solutions.
National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR), TECHMATSTRATEG-III/0032/2019
Warsaw University of Technology, Centre for Advanced Materials and Technologies CEZAMAT
NovelInks Ltd., UKSW Warsaw, TALKIN THINGS Ltd.
- In total: 9 929 395,86 pln
- WUT: 4 448 993,50 pln
Prof. Małgorzata Jakubowska PhD, DSc, Eng.