Yellow Factory participates in the Shoe-TIMeS (Shear force Textile Intelligent Measurement System) project. The Project is part of the Grant Scheme RAAK-MKB (‘the Grant Scheme’) according to which universities of applied sciences receive grants that enable them to conduct practice oriented research as a means for innovation of the professional practice and education.
The project aims to develop a wearable device that can continuously measure shear forces as well as pressure in all day life (ADL) activities. The idea is to explore the possibilities of intelligent textiles and wireless data transfer to develop a measuring device for shear forces in the shoe. The device will quantify shear forces and pressure and at the same time register compliance to wear of orthopaedic shoes.