Advances in Smart Medical Textiles: Treatments and Health Monitoring (Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles)

Advances in Smart Medical Textiles: Treatments and Health Monitoring (Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles)

By: Lieva van Langenhove (editor)Hardback

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Advances in Smart Medical Textiles: Treatments and Health Monitoring provides comprehensive coverage on smart textiles, the emerging and important materials that are finding applications in the fields of medicine and healthcare. The book explores the range of smart textiles available for use in medicine and the transfer of these innovative technologies into medical applications. Early chapters survey various smart fibers, fabrics, and finishes, while subsequent sections focus on the role of smart textiles in treating patients, from wound care to rehabilitation, and the use of textile-based sensors and wearable electronics for monitoring patient health.

About Author

Lieva began her career by training as a Civil Engineer in the textile industries. She later completed her PhD in Applied Sciences at Ghent University and has since gone on to become a senior professor. Lieva has won numerous awards, most notably the Doctor Honoris Causa "for outstanding contributions to textile research and development for her support in" Aurel Vlaicu "University Scientific activities" (March 29, 2005, Aurel Vlaicu University Arad, Romania). She is involved in the evaluation of many key research projects and assists in policymaking groups relating to the field of intelligent textiles.

Contents

Part One: Materials for smart medical textiles 1 Shape memory polymers in medical textiles 2 Smart dyes for medical textiles 3 Nanofibres for medical textiles Part Two: Smart textiles for medical treatments 4 Active textile dressings for moist wound healing 5 Smart textiles for infection control management 6 Drug releasing textiles 7 Designing Ultra-Personalized Embodied Smart Textile Services for Wellbeing 8 Light emitting fabrics for photodynamic therapy Part Three: Textile-based sensors for health monitoring 9 Textiles with integrated sleep-monitoring sensors 10 Medical applications of smart textiles 11 Textile-integrated electronics for ambulatory pregnancy monitoring

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781782423799
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 298
  • ID: 9781782423799
  • weight: 440
  • ISBN10: 1782423796

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