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Smart Fibres, Fabrics, and Clothing
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Smart fibres, fabrics and clothing starts with a review of the background to smart technology and goes on to cover a wide range of the material science and fibre science aspects of the technology including: Electrically active polymeric materials and the applications of 

European projects on smart fabrics, interactive textiles: Sharing opportunities and challenges
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European Projects in Smart Fabrics, Interactive Textiles: sharing Opportunities and Challenges  Smart Fabrics-Interactive Textile and Flexible Wearable Systems A cluster of Research and Technology Development Projects funded by the European Commission 

Shape memory training for smart fabrics
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ABSTRACT Recent advances in shape memory alloys (SMAs) and shape memory polymers (SMPs) have inspired researchers to create intelligent textiles as self-regulating shape- changing structures responding to environmental variation, contributing to a new field in 

Bio-inspired approaches to design smart fabrics
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The nature's intrigue plans to create structures from nano-micro to mesoscale has inspired researchers to design artificial object with novel and extra ordinary properties. Recently, the convergence of biomaterials and polymer advances from nano-to micro-scale with new 

Smart fabrics: Integrating fiber optic sensors and information networks
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ABSTRACT Smart Fabrics are defined as fabrics capable of monitoring their own health, and sensing environmental conditions. They consist of special type of sensors, signal processing, and communication network embedded into textile substrate. Available 

Smart options for functional finishing of linen-containing fabrics
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ABSTRACT This study examined an innovative approach to functional finishes of linen- containing fabrics. Modification of surface properties along with creation on new interactive site onto the fabrics surfaces, ie,-COOH or-NH 2 groups, using oxygen-or nitrogen 

Design and development of copper core conductive fabrics for smart textiles
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ABSTRACT Today wearable electronics are playing a vital role in many applications such as military, medical application, telecommunications, and health care garments. Conductive textiles are also providing wide range of applications in areas of civilian and military 

Shedding light on smart fabrics
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Fiber bridging is commonly observed in the fracture of fibrous composites and is usually considered a positive phenomenon because more energy is required to propagate the bridged crack. However, fracture in structural laminated polymer-matrix composites does 

Surface modification and smart functionalization of polyester-containing fabrics
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ABSTRACT Antibacterial activities and UV-blocking properties of polyethylene terephthalate (polyester) containing fabrics are easily achieved by surface modification via alkaline hydrolysis, to generate surface carboxyl groups on polyester component, followed by 

MARKETING SMART FABRICS: CAN PHYSICIANS'ATTITUDES AFFECT THE ADOPTION AND USE OF SMART FABRICS IN GLOBAL MARKETS?
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ABSTRACT The purpose of this research was to investigate how perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness affect physicians' attitudes and intention to use smart fabric technology. Data for this study were collected using a web based survey instrument 

Polypyrrole/Multi Wall Carbon Nanotube/Viscose Composites For Smart Fabrics
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ABSTRACT Owing to the excellent electrical properties of carbon nanotubes and conducting polymers independently, an attempt has been made to combine both these materials for giving a conductive coating for viscose non-woven substrate; which could be used in 

The Commercialization of Smart Fabrics: Intelligent Textiles
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What is the relationship between hearing aids, corrective lenses, and smart textiles1? At ?rst glance, none–but one thread, often invisible–is revealing in terms of the future of smart textiles. Hearing aids address a niche market, albeit a large niche–thosepersons ( 

Smart Fabrics Technology Development
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ABSTRACT Advances in Smart Fabrics technology are enabling an exciting array of new applications for NASA exploration missions, the biomedical community, and consumer electronics. This report summarizes the findings of a brief investigation into the state of the 

Coating of textile fabrics with conductive polymers for smart textile applications
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ABSTRACT Conductive surfaces on woven fabrics were obtained by knife-over-roll coating in laboratory small-scale equipment and continuously in a pilot plant. Commercially available inherently conductive polymers (polyaniline, polytiophene and polypyrrole) were 

Smart Woven Fabrics in Renewable Energy Generation
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Initially, the first purpose of fabric making was only for covering the body and sheltering. However, with a growing population and ever improving advanced technologies, today's fabrics are mostly used for fashion and performance thus enhancing the standard of 


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