4noPressure project involves several EEUM researchers in the creation of health textiles

With the aim of improving the quality of life of patients who are bedridden or have reduced mobility, in hospital and home environments, the 4noPressure project brought together leading organisations and institutions to empower the future of health textiles in response to critical challenges faced by these patients, such as pressure injuries and associated infections.

As part of the Smart Health Textiles typology, the pyjamas developed by the project sought to achieve four essential objectives: to reduce, through prevention and therapeutic action, the occurrence of pressure injuries and to prevent the occurrence of infections resulting from them, while also making it possible to monitor the condition of patients at high risk of developing these injuries and to generally improve their quality of life.

The consortium promoting the project was led by the IMPETUS Group and included the University of Minho, represented by Fibrenamics, the Centre for Textile Science and Technology (2C2T) and the Physics Department, the Centre of Biological Engineering (CEB); the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) and the Nursing School of Coimbra (ESEnfC).