Special Issue "Electronically Active Textiles"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018
Since its invention, textile material has gone through many evolutions; initially, the focus was on enhancing aesthetic properties, such as colour, handle and comfort, of a textile, and, much later, especially during the last century, the focus has been on improving the functionality of a textile. This has led to the development of fabrics capable of stopping a bullet travelling at supersonic speeds, fire retardant fabrics and impact and cut resistant fabrics. All these functionalities have been achieved via chemical processes and advances in polymer science. Textiles are now going through a new evolution of integrating electrical systems and electronic devices.
Textiles are used to clothe our bodies because they are strong, soft, breathable, flexible and conformable. The introduction of electronic components has the potential to compromise some of these highly-desirable characteristics, however, the proper integration would result in introducing, for the first time, intelligence to textile materials.
The purpose of the Special Issue is to report the advances in the integration of electronics into textiles which has provided a platform for developing a range of new novel products in fields, such as healthcare, sports, protection, transport and communication.
Prof. Dr. Tilak Dias
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- electronic textiles
- advanced functional textiles
- technical textiles
- medical textiles
- fabric antennae
- light emitting textiles
- communication textiles