Bekaert Textiles wins Red Dot Award 2011

Smart Wrap / Bekaert Textiles NV, Waregem, Belgium


In-house design Koen Bodyn, Chief designer

This innovation is an intelligent mattress cover that features integrated optical sensors. The optical sensor technology is already used for fire calls, protection against burglary, and the most different monitoring systems. In this case, it registers the breathing of the person lying on the mattress and sends an alarm to a mobile phone in case of respiratory arrest. The mattress cover can, for example, also measure the time of rest, sleeping positions, and pressure points making it very versatile. The accuracy of the technology makes it very suitable for use in health care. Since the solution is not based on electricity, the human body remains unaffected.