Nowadays, Do-it-Yourself (DIY) is experiencing a real boom and is looking back on a long tradition, especially in clothing. Smart wearables, i.e. intelligent clothing and accessories, are increasingly finding their way into our everyday lives. However, the production of electrotechnical and textile composite products is very complex and requires additional know-how in the field of electrical engineering and programming.
For DIY makers, who have no access to manufacturers, professional products and a production infrastructure, it is extremely difficult to create personalized, intelligent clothing of high quality. The MYOW project will make this possible in the future.
The project MYOW aims to bring together designers, makers, service providers and manufacturers through digitally enriched service spaces. In the project, person-related services will be combined into a service chain with the help of the MYOW system which will be developed. The infrastructure of MYOW will allow DIY makers and designers to realize professional and high-quality products. The service providers will be able to expand their own offerings in line with demand, manufacturers will be able to expand their product range and all providers will be able to form service chains with providers from other sectors.
Business models, which are compiled in the project do not only regulate the co-production between different offerers, but they are also the reason why the extension of the service portfolio of the offerers, the emergence of new, manufacturer-side products as well as the step from the private DIY project to the establishment of a company is possible.
The MYOW project consortium consists of research, development and application partners. The AWS Institute contributes its expertise in the field of business model development as well as the development of recommender systems and digital service platforms. A concrete goal is to research business and financing models as well as formal legal regulations for personal service chains in the field of co-production and to carry out application-oriented research transfer.
In addition, a digital service platform will be developed that brings together all stakeholders involved and enables strong networking, from the designer’s idea through the fusion of professional sensor technology with textile products to a high-quality product.
The MYOW project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.