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E-Textile Innovation Lab

Welcome to the WSA E-Textile Innovation Lab, based at the Winchester School of Art campus of the University of Southampton, UK. We operate at the intersection of textiles and electronics, blending design with engineering. Our mission is to create innovative e-textiles that enhance people’s lives and contribute to sustainability, making the world a better place to live.

Our facility is well appointed with equipment for various aspects of textile design and manufacturing, including knitting, weaving, and printing. Additionally, we have specialised lab facilities dedicated to e-textiles, enabling us to print electronics on textiles and develop wearable prototypes.

Our team is diverse, with members bringing expertise in computerised knit design, materials, electronics and sensors, garment construction, end-user engagement, clinical studies, and project management.

We invite you to explore this booklet and get in touch if you would like to understand more about  our equipment, facilities, and expertise, utilise our consultancy services, or engage in collaborative research projects.


Kai Yang
Professor of E-Textiles in Healthcare

Gillian Lake-Thompson
Lab Manager

Room 1065, East Side