ALL4REST (2011 - 2012)

This project has ended (Duration: January 2011 – December 2012).

All4Rest was a European SME driven project that involved 13 partners from Spain, Germany, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium. The project started from the need to improve people's resting and sleeping quality to avoid stress and pathologies related to sleep disorders.

Four specific R&D lines were proposed, strategically chosen for the SMEs involved:

  • Research on green materials and processing technologies for the development of improved comfortable resting systems
  • Research and development of encapsulated systems for comfort improvement: defining suitable materials to develop microcapsules  and scent inks for improving thermal comfort
  • Research and development of heatable/cooling textiles for thermal comfort improvement
  • Development of textile integratable sensors for body movement and temperature

These innovations were integrated to get new resting systems. They were characterized and validated by specific comfort evaluations tools. The relation between sleeping quality and tactile/thermal comfort was studied in quantitative and qualitative terms.

Supported by: EU FP7-SME 2010 Research for SMEs
Prof. dr. ir. Lieva Van Langenhove
Dr. ir. Carla Hertleer