Smart Textiles and Their Applications. Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles

  • ID: 3612330
  • Book
  • 746 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Smart Textiles and Their Applications outlines the fundamental principles of applied smart textiles, also reporting on recent trends and research developments. Scientific issues and proposed solutions are presented in a rigorous and constructive way that fully presents the various results, prototypes, and case-studies obtained from academic and industrial laboratories worldwide.

After an introduction to smart textiles and their applications from the editor, Part One reviews smart textiles for medical purposes, including their use in health monitoring, treatment delivery, and assistive technologies. Part Two covers smart textiles for transportation and energy, with chapters covering smart textiles for the monitoring of structures and processes, as well as smart textiles for energy generation.

The final section considers smart textiles for protection, security, and communication, and includes chapters covering electrochromic textile displays, textile antennas, and smart materials for personal protective equipment.

  • Scientific issues and proposed solutions are presented in a rigorous and constructive way regarding various results, prototypes, and case-studies obtained from academic and industrial laboratories worldwide
  • Useful for researchers and postgraduate students, and also for existing companies and start-ups that are developing products involving smart textiles
  • Authored and edited by an international team who are experts in the field ensure comprehensive coverage and global relevance
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1. Introduction to smart textiles and their applications

Part I
Smart textiles for medical purposes

2. Smart textiles in health monitoring: an overview

3. Smart shirt for obstacle avoidance for visually impaired persons

4. Light emitting textiles for a photodynamic therapy

5. Controlled release of active agents from microcapsules embedded in textile structures  

6. Medical back belt with neuromuscular electrical stimulation   

7. Communication protocol for vital signs sensors used for the monitoring of athletes  

8. Shape memory compression system for management of chronic venous disorders

9. Wearable body sensor network for healthcare applications  

10. Bio-inspired control of a multi-fingered robot hand with musculoskeletal system 

11. Psychotextiles and their interaction with the human brain

12. Fiber-based hybrid structures as scaffolds and implants for regenerative medicine

13. Implantable medical devices

Part II
Smart textiles for transportation and energy

14. Smart textiles for structural health monitoring of composite structures

15. Carbon fibre sensors embedded in glass fibre-based composites for windmill blades

16. A complex shaped reinforced thermoplastic composite part made of commingled yarns with an integrated sensor

17. Fibrous sensors to help the monitoring of weaving processes

18. Flexible photovoltaic cells embedded into textile structures

19. Developing thermophysical sensors with textile auxiliary walls

20. Performance of different types of yarn electrodes in Pedot:Pss charge storage devices 

21. Lightguide fibre-based textiles for solar energy collection and propagation

Part III
Smart textiles for protection, security, communication and other electronics

22. Technical textiles for PPE: tendencies and recent developments

23. Wearable technologies for PPE: embedded textile monitoring sensors, power and data transmission, end-life indicators 

24. Electrochromic textile displays for personal communication

25. Textile electronic circuits based on organic fibrous transistors

26. Latest developments in the field of textile antennas

27. The design of smart garments for motion capture and activity classification

28. Highly integrated textile sensorics
conductive fibres and textile-based electro-mechanical sensors
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Koncar, Vladan
Professor Vladan Koncar is head of research at ENSAIT and director of the GEMTEX research laboratory. He has authored more than 200 scientific articles, including journal papers, book chapters and conference proceedings.
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