PyzoTex - Gender-appropriate textile human-machine interface for the detection of a number of different parameters such as pressure, temperature and moisture
Textiles with sensory functions are of increasing technological and industrial importance. They can measure e.g. heart rate, the skin's pH level, pressure as well as moisture. The PyzoTex project aims to implement existing sensor technologies on T-shirts and examines whether there are different sensor textile requirements based on gender, age or physical build. Tests are being performed in the field of running. Design parameters for textiles are developed based on possible gender and age-specific differences.
Cooperation partner: HUMAN RESEARCH Institute of Health Technology and Prevention Research
GenderFit - New gender-specific treatment approaches for dialysis patients through progressive combined strength and endurance training
The GenderFIT project looks into the impact of systematic physical training on performance and quality of life of dialysis patients as well as motivation for and acceptance of training methods employed, taking the gender dimension into account. On the basis of the research results, the project develops recommendations for a gender-appropriate exercise-based renal replacement therapy, designed to provide women and men with equal chances of participation and success. Furthermore, the innovative strength diagnosis system MASS is used as part of the training programme, which enables training intensity to be optimally adapted to individual performance increases.
Cooperation partners: Medical University of Vienna, SPORTUNION Österreich, Safedeck Gmbh
Light Life - Gender-specific impact research into LED lighting
The Light Life project examines the different requirements placed on LED-based lighting technologies due to gender, age or physical condition and personal attributes and how these can be taken into consideration when it comes to varying and combining controllable product features in application development. Based on possible gender and age-specific differences, the project will develop design parameters for lighting systems equipped with LED technologies; in addition to the visual lighting function itself, lighting systems will be increasingly designed to influence and support other psycho-physiological functions such as activation, enhanced concentration, wellbeing and relaxation for different groups of people.
Cooperation partners: LUMITECH, Graz University of Technology, HUMAN RESEARCH Institute of Health Technology and Prevention Research