MYWEAR | Customized Green, Safe, Healthy and Smart Work and Sports Wear

Social phenomena like aging, an increase in obesity and increased sensitivity towards disabled, diabetic people, together with eco-friendly products, are new challenges to find fitted solutions for sport and safety equipment. In this area, European manufacturers need to develop a new approach to fully exploit their excellence. In addition, the adoption of customer-driven production methodologies and technologies is a key strategy to improve the competitiveness in the current market scenario. To achieve this strategic vision, the project addresses the following sub goals: • Integrated Data Platform, to collect customer data requirements • Developing new adaptive production systems & processes for the production of customized goods • Efficient and controlled use of “light” biodegradable materials and integrated LCA methodologies • Technologies for constant monitoring, over long distances, of customer bio-metric parameters. To achieve the MY Wear project’s objectives a lean, experienced and complementary partnership has been settled which involves 10 partners of 6 different member states. MY Wear is strongly industry driven with 7 industrial partners out of a total of 10 in the project consortium, 6 of which are SMEs with leading roles. The results of the MY Wear project will be validated in an integrated industrial demonstration set up and involving all industrial partners of the project and the target consumers groups. In particular a smart textile and a customized shoes production processes will be assessed. Therefore an innovative pilot factory for fully automatic customized safety shoes production will be realized in the project coordinator facilities. The strong involvement of qualified companies will also guarantee a fast and effective business exploitation of the MY Wear project’s results for both new materials, components and technologies developed and new consumer-oriented products for the target groups.
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Start date: 01-12-2011
End date: 30-11-2014
Total budget - Public funding: 4 549 095,00 Euro - 3 099 999,00 Euro
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The MY Wear project will develop a new generation of customised, green, safe, healthy and smart work wear and sport wear products for elderly, obese, diabetics and disabled. Therefore a specific reference framework will be set up based on an innovative data integration platform gathering consumers data, during both products orders and usage, for customisation and extended services providing comfort, safety and health related functionalities to the addressed target groups. Moreover, high tech solutions for the production processes of both smart textiles and customised footwear will be developed in the MY Wear project. Particularly a textile intrinsic communication layer will be designed and developed to provide garments and shoes sensing and monitoring capabilities. Furthermore, adaptive footwear production processes will be developed, based on advanced CAD-CAM tools and flexible robot cells and sole injection solutions, for the manufacturing of personalised shoes. New high performing and recyclable components for safe and healthy sport and work wear will be developed, as well as LCA and eco-design tools for the development of green consumer products.



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