Ohmatex has been awarded a large space contract with The European Space Agency (ESA) together with two other Danish partners. The physiological part of the research behind the clothing is led by the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. Danish Aerospace Company A/S, who is an experienced provider of space exercise equipment, will be responsible for the safety and space-qualification of the electronics.
Under the project name GAIN (Garments for Advanced Insights), ESA has signed a contract for 1.04 million EUR. The project focus is the development of training tights with integrated sensors and wearable computing that can help astronauts to train effectively. The training tights are scheduled to fly to the International Space Station around 2021.
More information in the joint press release: