Special Issue "Smart Fabrics Technologies and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018)
Dr. Giuseppe Andreoni
(1) Politecnico di Milano Dip. di Design, Laboratory TeDH - Technology and Design for Healthcare, via Durando, Milano 38/A - 20158, Italy (2) IBFM - CNR, Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via F.lli Cervi, Segrate (MI) 93 - 20090, Italy
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Interests: wearable sensors; ergonomics; design; innovation; healthcare; sport
Smart garments and their related technologies started about 20 years ago; nowadays, they are exploited into several applications. Today, clothes are able to measure signals, process data, communicate information, perform actions, provide protection against electrical, thermal, fire, or other agents, i.e., they are essential in several applications. These solutions belong to the more general category of wearable systems, which are smart integrated systems close to, or in contact with, the human body, and that are able to measure, process and transmit biomedical, physical and chemical data or parameters, and/or execute mechanical actions if necessary. They also integrate advanced technical fabrics and innovative processes for fabric functionalization, e.g., creation of flexible circuits, embroidery with conductive fibres, conductive ink printing, coupling different textile layers, etc.
Smart fabrics and clothes integrate a multifactorial and multi-technological complexity: Each element is essential, even in its extreme simplicity: Sensors; Actuators; Materials; Wireless communication; Power supply; Computing resources; User interface; Algorithms for data processing; Connectors; Sensors washability and stability; Sensors position in body (in relation to activities, tasks, signals and anthropometry); Elasticity and adherence.
In this task, multidisciplinarity is the keyword for a complete development of smart fabric solutions.
This Special Issue aims to build and share a common vision, state-of-the-art knowledge and applications, new research frontiers, and challenges in Smart Fabrics Technologies and Applications.
Dr. Giuseppe Andreoni
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