Special Issue "Sensing, Actuation, and Communication Technologies for Smart Textile Applications"
A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2015).
Interests: 5G wireless communications; antennas and radio frequency-based sensors; smart textile and wearable technologies
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Smart textiles are traditional textiles augmented with sensing, actuation, memory, communication, and power generation/storage capabilities. For smart textiles to retain the look and feel of normal textiles, all sensing, actuation, communication, and other technological elements, as well as their interconnections, should be made of and/or packaged in soft, flexible, and stretchable materials.
The development of smart textile systems integrates advances from multiple disciplinary fields, such as yarn knitting, physical sensing, and wireless communication. The potential applications of smart textiles include not only wearables, such as garments, but also non-wearables, such as fabric-based upholstery, filtration, and insulation for home, automotive, and other environments.
This Special Issue aims to provide an up-to-date coverage of recent smart textile research, with a focus on sensing, actuation, communication, and related technologies, which can contribute towards achieving robust and efficient networked sensing and actuation for smart textile applications.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Fabric-based sensors and actuators
- Fabric-based communication components and circuits
- Fabric-based energy harvesting and storage
- Networking technologies for smart textile systems
- Embroidery methods and knitted structures for smart textiles
- Interconnection and integration techniques for smart textiles
- Prototypes of new smart textile applications
Dr. Boon-Chong Seet
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