"Go Digital - so what?!" Digital sensor fleece protects against dike breakage

29/01/2019
 
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Textile apprentice Melissa shows a digital sensor fleece, source: Go textile!
 

In the video, Melissa, apprentice in the textile industry, shows how an embroidered sensor fleece can protect 2.4 million people from dike breakage. The fleece is installed in the dike and uses sensors to provide real-time data on the water level inside the dike to the relevant water authorities. This way, dike breakage can be successfully prevented.

At the beginning of the year, the "Go Textile! film series was launched. Under the title "Go Digital, so what?", trainees and students show how digital the textile industry already is. In the four video clips created to date, research projects from the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University (Digital sensor fleece, ECG shirt), the Saxon Textile Research Institute STFI in Chemnitz (3D printing on fleece) and the German Institute for Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf DITF (Sens-Hand) are presented. The message is clear: From geotextiles to textile applications in the medical sector to digitally supported workwear - textiles shape the modern world.

All videos can be found here. All videos are in German – thank you in advance for your kind understanding.