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Intelligent Textiles and Clothing
by H. R. Mattila

Intelligent Textiles and Clothing draws on knowledge from a number of disciplines, including electronics, textiles, telecommunications, biotechnology, and medicine.

Features:

  • Approaches the emerging field of intelligent textiles from a multidisciplinary perspective
  • Explores phase-change materials, shape memory materials, and chromic and conductive materials in individual sections
  • Presents current and potential future applications
  • Offers a broad look at a rapidly growing field that is ripe for investment and research opportunities

Contents

Phase Change Material

  • Introduction to phase change materials
  • Intelligent textiles with PCMs
  • The use of phase change materials in outdoor clothing

Shape Memory Materials

  • Introduction to shape memory materials
  • Temperature sensitive shape memory polymers for smart textile applications
  • Development of shape memory alloy fabrics for composite structures
  • Study of shape memory polymer films for breathable textiles
  • Engineering textile and clothing aesthetics using shape changing materials

Chromic and Conductive Materials

  • Introduction to chromic materials
  • Solar textiles: Production and distribution of electricity coming from solar radiation. Applications
  • Introduction to conductive materials
  • Formation of electrical circuits in textile structures
  • Stability enhancement of polypyrrole coated
  • Electrical, morphological and electromechanical properties of conductive polymers fibres (yarns)
  • Multipurpose textile based sensors
  • Textile micro system technology

Applications

  • WearCare - Usability of intelligent materials in work wear
  • Intelligent textiles for medical and monitoring applications
  • Context aware textiles for wearable health assistants
  • Intelligent garments in prehospital emergency care
  • Intelligent textiles for children
  • Wearable biofeedback systems
  • Applications for woven electrical fabrics

Index

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Intelligent Textiles and Clothing
by H. R. Mattila
2006 506 pages $278.95 + shipping
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