Photonics meets textiles


This workshop will provide participants with the basic photonics know-how that can be used to create wearables and other gadgets that measure different parameters linked to health, such as the heart rate. This training session will focus on the use of diffuse optics to measure health-related parameters, and how these can be integrated in wearable elements, be these a bracelet or a clothing add on. Diffuse optics uses the fact that light penetrates tissues, and that as it does so, light scatters and gets partially absorbed in specific frequencies.