The Design Research Lab at University Berlin conducts interdisciplinary design research projects in four different areas: embodied interaction design, interactive textiles, gender & diversity in ICT and community infrastructuring. It is one of the initiators for the Interactex platform and the main contributor in terms of textile-compatible hardware and interactive textile patterns.
Developing and managing software is always on the move. Continuously growing complexity and shortened development cycles require high flexibility, new ideas and the courage to challenge traditional approaches. The chair for applied software engineering at TU Munich tackles with the connection of wearable hardware and software in the area of electronic textiles. As a project partner, it contributes the Interactex open source app development for iOS devices.
The Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) is an affiliated institute with TU Berlin that conducts research in intelligent networks, quality and usability, security in telecommunication as well as in service-centric networking.
In 2012, T-Labs funded the project "Wearable M2M", in which the first version of the Interactex Designer app was developed.
EIT ICT Labs is one of the first Knowledge and Innovation Communities set up by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, as an initiative of the European Union. Its mission is to drive European leadership in ICT innovation for economic growth and quality of life.
The setup of the Interactex platform was funded by the 2013 activity "Connected Textiles" funded by EIT ICT Labs.