Most technology branded as wearable that hits the market today is still in the form of dedicated electronic devices that users need to consciously wear. Well after the wave of enthusiasm following the launch of the first fitness trackers, smartwatches and smart glasses, new wearables are rarely unobtrusive and comfortable enough for being worn for prolonged periods of time. The CareWare project aimed at using electronic textiles to make a step towards fully unobtrusive wearable solutions suited for health and sports applications.

The growing number of elderly persons is a challenge for our society. Thanks to user-friendly technologies they might be able to live independently at home for longer. In the context of the SMARTpro VIS project, Sirris set up three demonstrators illustrating the potential of combining data from different sources for advanced localisation and activity monitoring based on the technological developments realised within the project.

How can you adopt a healthier position at work by means of smart textiles and wearable intelligence? In the context of the SMARTpro VIS project, Sirris set up three demonstrators illustrating the potential of combining data from different sources for advanced localisation and activity monitoring based on the technological developments realised within this project.

How can you make a work environment safer with smart textiles and wearable intelligence? In the context of the SMARTpro VIS project, Sirris set up three demonstrators illustrating the potential of combining data from different sources for advanced localisation and activity monitoring based on the technological developments realized within this project.

A lot is happening with smart technologies and lighting in the Low Countries. Smart lampposts have been installed in Utrechtse Heuvelrug in the Netherlands that not only provide lighting, but also have other applications, with a number of features that are good for the environment. Leuven is also investing in similar lampposts offering a range of useful functions.

Within the framework of a Smart Cities project, Sirris, alongside Multitel, is developing a sensor that measures the filling level of bottle banks, in real time.

On November 21st, Flanders Make is organising its second symposium. During the event, the trends that determine the future of manufacturing industry will be examined in more detail. The researchers will illustrate the results of their investigation and show specific cases.

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Our new pilot line for cost-efficient small series production officially started On 18 October. We had an overwhelming turnout at the inauguration: a total of more than 200 people from the industry came to our Smart & Digital Factory in Kortrijk. This proves that what Sirris is offering is perfectly in line with the needs of our technological companies.

DEWI is a European research project which ended in February 2017 and has provided key solutions for seamless wireless connectivity and interoperability in smart cities and infrastructure by looking at members of the public's everyday physical environments in buildings, cars, trains, and planes. In this way, DEWI has provided significant input for the emergence of smart homes and smart public spaces.

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The Materials trade fair, which takes place on 31 May and 1 June in Veldhoven, has a practice-oriented set-up themed around four pillars: materials, surface techniques, joining techniques and analysis techniques. Keynote speeches and live demos will be presented in the different Experience Areas to inspire visitors. Sirris will also be present with its expertise in (functional) smart coating techniques.