Digital textiles are clothes which integrate electronics to become interactive and functional. E-shirts can monitor our heart, muscle activity, breathing and body temperature while being active. In the coming years, e-jackets will save workers from electric shocks and other risk factors; stimulation suits will help partially paralyzed people walk again; soldiers’ jackets will be equipped with biosensors to anticipate threats.
E-textiles will help us to be remotely monitored by our doctors in order to address critical diseases on time or to optimize our recovery after sickness. E-textiles will actively keep us warm, provide cooling, telecommunication, muscle support and much more.
The PhantomTape & ElectroSkin Combined Starter Kit is the best way to learn how to make washable and industry-ready e-textiles entirely based on lamination. It contains 16m PhantomTape X, 12 ElectroSkin electrodes and different textile connector types and tools for turning a garment into a heart rate sensor, muscle activity monitor, electrostimulator and more. The kit provides all the e-textile elements needed up to snap buttons for connections to your electronic module. The snap buttons can be replaced by magnetic/snap buttons or connectors of your choice.
Necessary textile workshop tools for handling lamination and buttons: Hot press or lamination machine (for starters, an iron works as well), textile button press & hole puncher.
Starter Kit orders include up to 1.5 hours of telephone support with an expert from Nanoleq who will help you with laminating and connecting PhantomTape and ElectroSkin.