Smart or intelligent textiles are a relatively novel area of research within the textile industry with enormous potential within the healthcare industry. This book provides a unique insight into recent developments in how smart textiles are being used in the medical field.
The first part of the book assesses trends in smart medical textiles. Chapters cover topics such as wound care materials, drug-based release systems and electronic sensors for health care. The second part of the book discusses the role of smart textile in monitoring the health of particular groups such as pregnant women, children, the elderly and those with particular physical disabilities.
With its distinguished editor and team of international contributors, this book provides a unique and essential reference to those concerned with intelligent textiles in healthcare.
- Unlocks the significant potential of smart textiles within the healthcare industry
- Provides a unique insight into recent developments in this exciting field
Part 1 Types of smart medical textile: Trends in smart medical textiles
Smart woundcare materials
Textile-based drug release systems
Application of phase-change and shape-memory materials in medical textiles
The use of electronics in medical textiles
Textile sensors for health care
Smart dyes for medical and other textiles. Part 2 Smart medical textiles for particular types of patient: Intelligent garments for prehospital emergency care
Smart medical textiles for monitoring pregnancy
Smart textiles for monitoring children in hospital
Wearable textiles for rehabilitation of disabled patients
Wearable assistants for mobile health monitoring
Smart medical textiles for monitoring patients with heart conditions.
Van Langenhove, Lieva
Dr Lieva Van Langenhove is Professor of Textiles at the University of Gent, and is internationally acclaimed for her research on smart textiles, in particular for applications relating to comfort and the health sector.