This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme No 760789

Project Team

Prof Andy Cobley - PI, Future Transport and Cities.

Prof Louise Moody - Co-PI, Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities

Dr Danying Yang, Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities


The project is led by Coventry University (UK) and involves 20 partners from 9 Countries across Europe.


Jan 2018-Dec 2020

Project Overview

This project brings together Coventry University expertise in Material Science and Design to develop products that embed innovative smart textiles in order to support healthy ageing and independent living.

This unique multi-disciplinary project brings together electrochemists, materials scientists and experts in electronic manufacturing processes together with designers to produce smart textiles and fabrics with the aim of revolutionising assistive technology (AT) for older people.

The CAMC contribution seeks to ensure a user-centred design and testing approach is adopted within the project. As well embedded advanced science, there is a drive to ensure improved functionality, aesthetics and usability in the final prototypes from the perspective of the end-users.

The MATUROLIFE project team have worked with older people from across Europe through interviews, co-creation and user-testing to ensure that the emerging assistive technology products work meet their needs and requirements.

Impact Statement

The project will use smart materials and e-textiles to enable products to help people in more subtle and discrete ways. They will embed assistive functionality in everyday items such as furniture and clothing, which are also attractive and desirable to own.

Project Outputs

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