E-textile design relies on the iteration of physical prototypes to achieve a system that meets stakeholder requirements. This time-intensive process results in systems that are not designed with scalable manufacturing in mind and have inconsistent and unreliable performance. To change this, e-textile design must be supported by a validated digital framework to create scalable and robust systems. This includes digital tools and methodologies as well as a supporting infrastructure for data integration and sharing between multidisciplinary teams. Currently, no such digital framework exists.
The objective of this workshop is to bring together stakeholders in software tool usage and development across the memberships of AFFOA, ARM, and NextFlex to identify key technology gaps that are currently limiting the use of digital tools in e-textile development.
Your participation is essential, as your unique perspective on the opportunities and challenges of designing with dynamic, soft and flexible products is incredibly important. As part of the workshop, a proposed design flow and framework will be presented, and participants will identify additional gaps during a focus group on present challenges in soft-systems and e-textiles.Why Attend
How to Attend
- Network with members of the other MIIs on the topic of digital tool usage and development.
- Participate in a focus group to identify technology gaps in need of investment
- Get connected with standards, process, and innovation leaders in these identified areas
Attendance is fully virtual via Zoom. The link will be sent to you after registration.This event is exclusively for members of AFFOA, ARM, and NextFlex.