Smart Textiles and Their Applications (Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles)

Smart Textiles and Their Applications (Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles)

By: Vladan Koncar (editor)Hardback

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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.

About Author

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.


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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780081005743
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 746
  • ID: 9780081005743
  • weight: 1300
  • ISBN10: 0081005741

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