Full Paper. Theme: Robots – Expanded Corporalities Sub theme: Symbiotic Organizations
echnology has become ubiquitous, it is all around us, being a permanent part of our day to day. Along with the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and other innovative technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, IoT-based smart wearables and apparel harmonize functionality, with design, electronic art, and science. On the other hand, the textile industry is considered the second most polluting industry in the world, making it necessary to rethink and replace ordinary products in great global demand produced from unsustainable processes with ones that contribute to the reduction of the greatest number of environmental problems.
For thus, the synthesis and structuring at nanoscale of an extracellular renewable biopolymer is proposed. This bacterial cellulose (BC), obtained from a fermentative process that requires low amounts of water for its production, it has been demonstrated having an excellent potential in the slow fashion movement due to low hydric and carbon footprint, and diminishing of tree falling or use of non-sustainable fibers; as well as, into the textile industry due to its low-cost raw materials, mechanical properties, and versatility.
- Alis Pataquiva-Mateus is a chemical engineer from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Her interests include nanotechnology, biomaterials and education in engineering. She completed her master’s studies in Sao Paulo (Brazil) with scholarship from the State of Sao Paulo (CAPES) at the University of Sao Paulo (USP), she worked on the production of biodegradable plastic in Airlift bioreactors. Her PhD studies were carried out at the University of Porto (Portugal), carrying out an important part of her work at Harvard Medical School and MIT (MA, USA), in the area of Tissue Engineering. She obtained her doctorate with honors from the Instituto de Engenharia Biomedica. As for its production, it has scientific publications in international journals and an international patent.