WEARPLEX is a multidisciplinary research and innovation action with the overall aim to integrate printed electronics with flexible and wearable textile-based biomedical multi-pad electrodes.

The FETT project (Novel manufacturing methods for Functional Electronic TexTiles)

A collaboration between the University of Southampton, Nottingham Trent University and 10 commercial partners. It is concerned with the research and development of new assembly methods that add electronic functionality to textiles.


The project brings together a multidisciplinary team with expertise in functional materials, direct printing fabrication, control algorithms, wireless electronics, sensors, and end user engagement to address stroke rehabilitation.

Granted Patents

Dias, T.K., Rathnayake, A. (2018). Electronically Functional Yarns. EP 3 191 632 B1

Dias, T. and Rathnayake, A. (2017). Electronically functional yarns. GB 2529900 B.

Dias, T. and Hurley, W. (2015). Linear electronic transducer. US 8966942 B2.