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. * Provides a comprehensive review of the materials used in smart medical textiles* Analyzes the application of these textiles in medical treatments and sensors for health monitoring* Covers the range of international research in the field and keeps focus on the needs of the textile industry
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.
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