MATUROLIFE: Combining Design Innovation and Material Science to Support Independent Ageing

Tiziana C. Callari*, Louise Moody, Paul Magee, Danying Yang, Gulay Ozkan, Diego Martinez

*Corresponding author for this work

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With an ageing population there is an increasing need for effective assistive technology to enable older adults to live independently for longer. The Horizon2020 funded MATUROLIFE project will apply advanced material innovations in the design of novel assistive technology. An innovative selective metallization process is being used to encapsulate fibres in textiles to provide conductivity and electronic connectivity. This will enable better integration of electronics and sensors into fabrics and textiles. This poster provides an overview of the design research undertaken in 9 European countries to guide the development of prototype furniture, clothing and footwearbased AT solutions that will embed these material innovations to provide informative health information to the user whilst being attractive and desirable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2161-2162
Number of pages2
JournalThe Design Journal
Issue numbersup1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019
Event13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design 2019: Running with Scissors - University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Apr 201912 Apr 2019
Conference number: 13


  • Design and Cultural Constructs
  • Ageing
  • Co-creation
  • Material science
  • Smart products


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