The HelpinTex project focus on the research and development of a new line of multifunctional and intelligent mats with a sensorized system fully integrated into its textile structure that is capable of alerting the presence and movements at home. This product aims to ensure safety and prevent invasions in private properties and it will also have an anti-slip functionality that will act as a fall prevention element. The HelpinTex solution will, for example, allow a caregiver to receive alerts in his absence when movement is not detected or in case of abnormal movements allowing to intervene quickly and provide medical assistance to the patient.

This project is financed by Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER) through NORTE2020 in the form of SI I&DT in Co-Promotion with António Salgado as the lead promoter and CITEVE and CENTI as co-promoters.