IZM researcher honored with the Techtextil Innovation Award

Award / 10.5.2017

After successful knee surgery, patients need to track their recovery process carefully. The MOTEX project has developed an intelligent knee sleeve to aid the patient’s recovery after complete knee transplants. An innovative textile sensor monitors the degree of flexion in the knee and sends the data to a IT platform and mobile devices via an integrated electronic transmitter. Physiotherapists can select personalized exercise programs and send them to their patients via a simple smartphone app. The knee sleeve records the exercises and provides the patient and therapist with immediate feedback for ancillary exercises.

The Motex consortium includes the Fraunhofer IZM as well as the Belgian Mobilab and Centexbel and industry representatives from Amohr Technische Textilien, Pegus Apps, Cubigo, and Nea International.

Techtextil is the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and fleeces and showcases the versatile range of applications for modern textile technology. At the fair dedicated to “Connecting the Future”, visitors will have a chance to see innovative textile products from numerous international exhibitors from 9 to 12 May 2017, including the Fraunhofer IZM.