The AUTONOTEX project aims at industrializing and launching on the market the very first autonomous connected clothing.
Said clothing is meant to be at the heart of the manufacturing of:
- professional underwear for soldiers and firefighters
- hospital linen for patient monitoring
Development of new generation textile will be carried out via extrusion technologies and spinning tri-components filaments. To this end, AUTONOTEX will resort to a device on the cutting edge of technology, a machine that both melts and spins fibers. To date, there only are four of them worldwide.
The project provides an excellent opportunity, on the one hand, to gain a better understanding:
- of what is stake regarding the inclusion of new trades and the digitalization of the textile industry
- and on the other hand, to propose a new organization of the manufacturing process for future textile factories
Through the development of a mutualized industry sector that combines textile, hardware and software, the AUTONOTEX project will pave the way towards mass industrialization of connected clothing.