Special Issue "Novel Wearable E-Textile Technologies"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Electronic Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Ignacio Gil
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Guest Editor
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: smart textile electronics; wearable antennas; metamaterials; electromagnetic field exposure (SAR)
Dr. Raúl Fernández-García
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Guest Editor
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: smart textile electronics; wearable sensors; textile electrodes; reliability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wearing clothing is a common human trait around the world. The history of clothing has directly been linked with textile technology since the dawn of civilizations and culture. Environmental protection, social issues, and cultural symbolism have been the main aims in terms of developing new materials and textile techniques with regard to human outfits. Since the 1990s, electronic textiles (e-textiles) have been introduced as emerging concepts in order to enable humans’ garments to interact with the technological anthropic surroundings. Those intelligent-application textiles have been called e-garments or smart textiles, and they can potentially be applied to many application areas, such as healthcare, sports, emergency and law enforcement workers, electromagnetic hazardous environment workers, military, space, casual daily clothes, and fashion.

This Special Issue aims to publish new and novel research work focusing on new advances on e-textile technologies. Major subtopics include fundamental or applied research into materials, fabrication, processes, and wearable applications. These can be considered in relation to design computational simulation, experimental characterization, and modelling.

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Dr. Ignacio Gil
Dr. Raúl Fernández-García
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Textile materials
  • Flexible electronics
  • Textile antennas
  • Textile sensors
  • Transmission lines
  • Filters
  • Metamaterials
  • Textile electrodes
  • Biological impact (SAR) of e-textiles
  • Energy harvesting
  • Electromagnetic field exposure
  • Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Wearable applications
  • Reliability

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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