Textiles for Muscular Therapy

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It is generally accepted that physical activity confers benefits to psychosocial health, functional ability and general quality of life.

The goal of WEAR2HEAL project is the development of innovative solutions for recovery optimization after sports practise, using cutting edge technologies in association with innovative materials and processes, namely the integration and printing of electronic devices.

Main goals

  1. Development of intelligent massage and compression systems, acting on the textile structure, by introducing materials with shape memory integrated by textile processes;
  2. Development of intelligent systems for electrostimulation and heating, acting on the textile structure, by introducing conductive wires/fibers and, on the finishing level, through printed and integrated electronics;
  3. Development of an integrated solution with the different levels of performance previously mentioned.


-Main Goals

Project number: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-039918

Approval date: 14 May 2019

Project duration: July 2019 to December 2022

Total eligible cost: 948 026.70€

Financial support EU: ERDF – 693 817.88€

Project type: SI I&DT Empresarial – Copromoção

Main objective: Strengthen research, technological development and innovation

Region of intervention: North of Portugal


The WEAR2HEAL project will explore different lines of research for advanced textile structures, namely:

  • textile system for electrostimulation;
  • textile system for localized heating;
  • compression system for localized massage.


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