Diabolo: embedding electronics in fine threads
Categorie(s) : Industry, MINATEC, News
Published : 1 June 2012
Recently, three engineers from Leti began exploring the idea of a start-up to develop and commercialize a technology called Diabolo. The new technology, which Leti has protected via numerous patents, makes it possible to embed electronics like LEDs, RFID tags, and sensors in textile or plastic threads with diameters of around one millimeter. The threads are compatible with processes used in the apparel, tire, piping, and geotextile industries, where they could allow high-added-value capabilities to be integrated into traditional manufactured products.
The technology is currently being developed under the EU Pasta project, and several demonstrators are on show at the BHT showroom. New, more sophisticated demonstrators will be unveiled within the coming months.