The increased maturity of printed and organic electronics technologies, along with the combination with hybrid electronics, has enabled the integration of smart functionalities into garments that enhance safety, and promote interactivity and comfort of the final product. The focus of this presentation will be to detail integration of smart and functional materials into textiles, providing added functionalities such as measurement of biometric parameters, autonomous cooling/heating, interactivity
Miguel Ribeiro is currently the Smart Materials R&D Manager at CeNTI, focusing the development of hybrid electronics for integration in non-conventional substrates. He has been researcher and manager of several National and European R&D projects in collaboration with universities, R&D centers and industrial partners. During his professional path at CeNTI, he has been part of different R&D departments with different focuses, such as the development of non-conventional fibers and polymeric coatings, OLEDs for lighting applications, energy harvesting technologies and product validation and certification, giving him a valuable and multidisciplinary approach to technological problems involving complex environments.