This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme No 760789
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
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.
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.
- Moody L. and Cobley, A (2020). MATUROLIFE: Using advanced material science to develop the future of assistive technology. Chapter in Woodcock et al. (eds) Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations Springer. 200 p. In Woodcock, A., Moody, L., McDonagh, D., Jain, A. & Jain, L., (in press), Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations. Springer. 200 p. ISBN 978-3-030-26292-1. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030262914
- Callari, T. C., Moody, L., Magee, P., Yang, D., (2019) ‘Smart – not only intelligent!’ Co-creating priorities and design direction for ‘smart’ footwear to support independent ageing. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17543266.2019.1628310. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17543266.2019.1628310
- Callari, T. C., Moody, L., Magee, P., Yang, D., Ozkan, G. Martinez, D. (2019) MATUROLIFE: Combining Design Innovation and Material Science to Support Independent Ageing, The Design Journal, 22:sup1, 2161-2162, DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2019.1595454 / https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14606925.2019.1595454
- Callari, T. C., Moody, L., Magee, P., Yang, D., Ozkan, G. Martinez, D. (2019). Co-creation workshops to envisage integration of Design Innovation and Material Science in Smart Footwear design concepts. The MATUROLIFE project supporting well-being in older adults. Presented at 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design : Running with Scissors - University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom 10 Apr 2019 → 12 Apr 2019 https://ead2019dundee.com
- Moody, L. York, N. Ozkan, G. Cobley, A. (2019) Bringing Assistive Technology Innovation and Material Science together through Design.. In: Chen YW., Zimmermann A., Howlett R., Jain L. (eds) Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare Systems, and Multimedia. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 145. Springer, Singapore. Presented at the 7th International KES Conference Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare, Malta. 17-19 June 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-8566-7_30 https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-981-13-8566-7_30 / ISBN 978-981-13-8565-0