Elitac, located in Utrecht, the Netherlands, develops wearables based on integration of stretchable electronics in textiles, for professional end-users. We enable wearable innovation in professional markets by offering solutions to integrate electronics in textiles. Core competences are the smooth, waterproof and stretchable integration of electronics in textiles and the use of vibrations to bring the sense of touch into human – system interactions. This physical interaction can be used to convey different types of information in an intuitive way as a replacement or in addition to audio and visual information.
Our multi-disciplinary team of experts on electronics hardware, firmware, design, human factors, industrial design, textiles, production and business development, create a one-stop-shop for wearable innovation.
Merijn Klarenbeek studied Industrial Engineering and Management and gained experience in different start-ups, bridging the gap between research findings and commercial applications. As Chief Commercial Officer he is responsible for commercialisation of tactile interfaces developed by Elitac. Finding new markets and start launching customer projects.
Martin van den Berg
Martin oversees the daily operations of Elitac. He studied Public Administration and has ten years of experience as a projectmanager and teamlead. Martin has worked for VX Company where he succeeded projects for different customers: from offshore to government and from business to technical.
Malou Beemer reinforces the team as designer wearables, who focusses on the merging of tech with textiles and wearables. She is a human centric designer who has obtained a master's degree in Fashion Communication Design. Driven by the fascination of human behavior, psychology, movement and the way this translates to non-verbal communication and interaction.
Guus de Hoog
Guus is a user-centered designer with over 10 years of experience in product, UX and service design. He has worked in consumer electronics, IoT, sports equipment, medical devices & wearables. At Elitac, he is responsible for the design strategy and creative vision. With his multi-disciplinary skillset he helps connecting the different design specialisms and makes sure all key design…
Jasper Sikken is an experienced hardware design engineer and worked for several companies in the Netherlands and in Silicon Valley. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in Biomedical Technology. Jasper has developed several low power wireless devices and loves to work in small teams and in fast changing environments.
Tineke is a product designer who enjoys to realise appealing and easy-to-use designs. At Elitac she has to make sure that all functionality is integrated into a holistic product, hereby focusing on concept development, prototyping and producibility.
Bram Bicknese is Elitacs' Lead developer. Bram studied electrical engineering (B.Eng) and gained experience in hardware development at Thales and Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. As hardware and software developer Bram is responsible for the designing new PCBs, writing firmware and evaluating the new designs.
Wouter Vos is Elitacs’ senior scientist on tactile displays. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Twente in the Netherlands in 2004 and worked for 8 years at the Dutch research institute TNO. He developed and evaluated innovative visual, auditory and tactile human interaction concepts.
Arend de Jonge
Arend de Jonge studies for a Masters in Mathematics, specialising in algebraic geometry and cryptography. As intern at NATO/NCIA he has built novel crypto software to test fitness for future use. Arend hopes that this programming knowledge will come to good use when builds on the firmware back-end of Elitac products.