Fabric Based Research Platform (FIBRE)

Organizational focus: The Fabric Based Research Platform (FIBRE) specializes in the design and integration of smart textiles for healthcare applications.

Who they are: Situated within the University Health Network’s KITE Research Institute, FIBRE is an academic research platform dedicated to textile-based wearable technologies. It operates as a consortium involving academic, corporate, and commercial partnerships focused on incorporating smart textile health technologies across various sectors, including education, transportation, and sports.

What they offer: FIBRE conducts research encompassing the design, prototyping, testing, and commercialization of textile products. Its material science experts develop synthetic fibres integrated with nanoparticles to tailor mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties. These innovations aim to advance regenerative medicine and address chronic conditions through preventive or therapeutic applications.


Fabric Based Research Platform
KITE Research Institute
550 University Ave
Toronto, ON
M5G 2A2

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Published: April 18, 2024

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