Multidisciplinary Know-How for Smart-Textiles Developers, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0857093533
  • ISBN-13: 9780857093530
  • DDC: 338.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 544 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Smart-textiles developers draw on diverse fields to produce unique materials with unique properties. Several disciplines are involved in the construction of smart textiles, and each has its own language, specific terms, and approaches. Multidisciplinary know-how for smart-textiles developers provides filtered knowledge of these areas of expertise, explaining key expressions and demonstrating their relevance to smart-textiles. Following an introduction to new enabling technologies, commercialization, and market trends involved in the future of smart-textiles development, Part One reviews materials used in producing smart textiles. Types and processing of electro-conductive and semiconducting materials, optical fibers for smart photonic textiles, conductive nanofibers and nanocoatings, polymer-based resistive sensors, and soft capacitance fibers for touch-sensitive smart textiles are discussed. Part Two investigates embedding electronic functions, integrating thin-film electronics, and developing organic and large-area electronic (OLAE) technologies. Joining, kinetic, thermoelectric, solar energy harvesting, and signal processing technologies for activity-aware smart textiles are also discussed. Part Three investigates strategies for technology management, innovation and improved sustainability. The book concludes by exploring medical, automotive, and architectural applications. With its distinguished editor and expert contributors, Multidisciplinary Know-How for Smart-Textiles Developers is a key tool for readers working in design, fashion, textiles, electronics, computing, and material science.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contributor Contact Details.
Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles.
1: The Future of Smart-Textiles Development: New Enabling Technologies, Commercialization and Market Trends.
2: Materials.
3: Types and Processing of Electro-Conductive and Semiconducting Materials for Smart Textiles.
4: Optical Fibers for Smart Photonic Textiles.
5: Conductive Nanofibres and Nanocoatings for Smart Textiles.
6: Polymer-Based Resistive Sensors for Smart Textiles.
7: Soft Capacitance Fibers for Touch-Sensitive Smart Textiles.
8: Technologies.
9: Textile Fabrication Technologies for Embedding Electronic Functions into Fibres, Yarns and Fabrics.
10: Fabrication Technologies for the Integration of Thin-Film Electronics into Smart Textiles.
11: Organic and Large-Area Electronic (OLAE) Technologies for Smart Textiles.
12: Joining Technologies for Smart Textiles.
13: Kinetic, Thermoelectric and Solar Energy Harvesting Technologies for Smart Textiles.
14: Signal Processing Technologies for Activity-Aware Smart Textiles.
15: Product Development and Applications.
16: Technology Management and Innovation Strategies in the Development of Smart Textiles.
17: Improving the Sustainability of Smart Textiles.
18: Medical Applications of Smart Textiles.
19: Automotive Applications of Smart Textiles.
20: Architectural Applications of Smart Textiles.