Special Issue "Textile-Based Sensors: E-textiles, Devices, and Integrated Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: soft materials; hydrogels; elastomers; bioelectronics; e-textiles
Interests: Application of nanotechnologies; smart textiles; natural fibres; and recycled materials in personal protective equipment and other textile-based products & aging behavior of protective materials
The comfort of the wearers is the most important feature for wearable sensors and electronics for healthcare, Internet of Things, soft robotics, and other work-related and general consumer applications. From thousands of years of history, textiles have been developed to ensure optimal comfort for wearers. System integration of these sensory devices can be benefited from recently burgeoning fields of smart textiles and stretchable electronics. The field of “Textile-Based Sensors” is an interdisciplinary engineering field that requires a comprehensive understanding of textile science, materials science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemistry, and physics at practical levels, as well as the 'human' aspects such as ergonomics, psychology, and rehabilitation medicine.
The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together innovative developments in a broad spectrum of sensors that utilizes textiles as wearable substrates or as an active component of the devices. Papers addressing the wide range of aspects of this technology are sought, including, but not limited to, recent developments in new active and passive material components for textile-based electronics and sensors, fundamental and applied science issues underlying e-textile systems and their fabrication, technologies for process integration, and studies on real-life applications, including clinical healthcare applications.
Both review articles and original research papers are solicited. There is particular interest in papers envisioning innovative sensor applications that have not been possible with conventional rigid materials and form factors.
Dr. Hyun-Joong Chung
Dr. Patricia Dolez
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Smart textiles
- Materials and coatings for functional ﬁbers
- Printed electronics/sensors
- Electronic yarns and novel fabric materials
- Technology transfer from ﬁbers to the garment
- Sensor hardware system integration
- Packaging, wearability and user-acceptance
- Reliability, washability and durability
- Energy harvesting and power storage
- Hardware and software co-design
- Wearable healthcare prototypes and applications
- Rehabilitation, sensory monitoring and injury prevention
- Applications to fashion industries
- Internet of Things
- System energy/power management