Scientific projects

Here you will find a selection of ongoing and completed research projects in the field of textile health sciences. This will give you an insight into the wide range of areas of application for medical textiles, from clinical to everyday situations.

Digital isothermal single-cell amplification as a method of identifying antibiotic-resistant pathogens in hospitals

Funding sponsor/financing: Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Wohnungsbau Baden-Württemberg
Duration: 2015 to 2018
Cooperative partners: InnBW Institute

Development of a model for hand disinfecting using synthetic skin

Funding sponsor: ZIM
Duration: 01.08.2014 to 31.06.2016
Cooperative partners: Labor Dr. Merck

Therapeutic jacket to prevent falls by increasing depth awareness (proprioception)

Funding sponsor: FKT-AiF
Duration: Probably from 2018
Cooperative partners: Uniklinik Tübingen

Thermo-electric cooling bandage

Funding sponsor: ZIM
Duration: 2015 to 2017
Cooperative partners: InnBW - NMI Reutlingen

Research and development of an innovative anti-tick textile with a special surface finish for outdoor work and leisure applications

Funding sponsor: ZIM
Duration: 2015 to 2017
Cooperative partners: Edelweiss Maschenstoffe Herter GmbH

Using biotechnology to produce alginate as the starting material for fibre-based substances and products

Funding sponsor: BMBF
Duration: 2012 to 2015
Cooperative partners: BRAIN AG, Kelheim Fibres, Rökona

Development of a natural fluorocarbon-free hydrophobing (water-repellent) agent for textiles, based on proteins

Funding sponsor: FKT AiF
Duration: 2016 to 2017
Cooperative partners: Fraunhofer Institut IGB, Straubing

Study of the parameters affecting the adherence and growth of bacteria on medical textiles to reduce hospital-acquired infections

Funding sponsor: FKT AiF
Duration: 2017 to 2019
Cooperative partners: ITA, Aachen

Potential textile applications for electrothermally controlled artificial muscles in 2D surface structures

Funding sponsor: FKT AIF, bewilligt
Duration: 2017 to 2019
Cooperative partners: N.N.

Development of an "artificial uterus" to provide sensory integration therapy for premature babies in incubators

Funding sponsor: ZIM
Duration: 2015 to 2016
Cooperative partners: Beluga, Zellner