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NEW BOOK: Multidisciplinary know-how for smart-textiles developers

Smart-textiles developers draw on diverse fields of knowledge to produce unique materials with enhanced properties and vast potential. Several disciplines outside the traditional textile area are involved in the construction of these smart textiles, and each individual field has its own language, specific terms and approaches.

17th April 2013

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cambridge

Sports/​Outdoor, Protective, Medical/Hygiene, Transport/​Aerospace, Clothing/​Footwear, Construction, Civil Engineering, Industrial

 

Smart-textiles developers draw on diverse fields of knowledge to produce unique materials with enhanced properties and vast potential. Several disciplines outside the traditional textile area are involved in the construction of these smart textiles, and each individual field has its own language, specific terms and approaches. Multidisciplinary know-how for smart-textiles developers provides a filtered knowledge of these areas of expertise, explaining key expressions and demonstrating their relevance to the smart-textiles field.

Following an introduction to the new enabling technologies, commercialisation and market trends that make up the future of smart-textiles development, part one reviews materials employed in the production of smart textiles. Types and processing of electro-conductive and semiconducting materials, optical fibres for smart photonic textiles, and soft capacitance fibres for touch-sensitive smart textiles are all discussed.

Part two then investigates such technologies as the embedding of electronic functions and the development of organic and large-area electronic (OLAE) technologies for smart textiles. Joining technologies are also discussed, alongside kinetic, thermoelectric and solar energy harvesting technologies, and signal processing technologies for activity-aware smart textiles.

Finally, product development and applications are the focus of part three, which investigates strategies for technology management, innovation and improved sustainability, before the book concludes by exploring medical, automotive and architectural applications of smart textiles.

About the editor

Dr Tünde Kirstein is editor-in-chief of the Sulzer Technical Review, based in Winterthur, Switzerland. Formerly senior researcher at the Wearable Computing Lab of ETH Zurich and project coordinator at the Swiss Textile College, Dr Kirstein has carried out several smart-textiles projects with scientific and industrial partners. She has also achieved great success as a journalist and PR manager, and has extensive experience in organizing workshops and symposiums for the industry.

Buy this book

‘Multidisciplinary know-how for smart-textiles developers’ (ISBN 978 0 85709 342 4) is published at £165.00/ US$280.00/ €200.00 (plus p&p) by Woodhead Publishing Limited, 80 High Street, Sawston, Cambridge, CB22 3HJ, UK.  Tel: +44(0)1223 499140.  Fax: +44(0)1223 832819.  Email: [email protected] .

Based in Cambridge, England, Woodhead Publishing is a leading international publisher of textile technology books. Click the link below for further details or to buy this book from the publisher’s website:

NEW BOOK: Multidisciplinary know-how for smart-textiles developers

 

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