Special Issue "Smart Textiles and Wearable Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2019
Dr. Russel Torah
Dr. Kai Yang
Smart Electronic Materials and Systems Research Group, Department of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK
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Interests: e-textiles; wearable therapeutics (e.g. stroke rehabilitation, pain relief, muscle exercise); ink formulations; printed electronics, electrodes, materials and fabrication
Smart textiles and wearable technology are set to greatly impact our everyday lives over the coming decades; developing from niche to mainstream applications. Textiles are ubiquitous in many applications, spanning fashion, furnishings, automotive, aerospace, military and medical applications. Adding electronic functionality to textiles, either directly via electronic yarns or indirectly via printing or integration adds further value to the key textile qualities of comfort, protection and aesthetic.
The introduction of sensors into textiles, either individually or in arrays provides a huge opportunity for researchers to develop novel sensor devices, materials and fabrication methods. As a consequence, other research opportunities are available for end users to make use of these novel instrumented fabrics to obtain previously unavailable sensor data. However, there are still significant research challenges for this nascent technology; improvements to robustness, reliability, washability and manufacturability of both the e-textiles and the sensor devices and materials. Improvements in these key areas as well as new applications for these sensor technologies are currently driving the research community.
To highlight some of the latest developments in this exciting and relevant field, we invite you to consider submitting a manuscript to our upcoming Special Issue “Smart Textiles and Wearable Sensors”. Both research papers and review articles will be considered. We welcome submissions spanning topics across smart textiles, sensory textiles, wearable sensors, interactive textiles and embedded intelligence for smart wearable devices.
Dr. Russel Torah
Dr. Kai Yang
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. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
In the context of smart fabrics and wearable devices, we solicit papers covering (but not limited to) one or more of the following topics:
- Sensor devices and technologies
- Electronic yarns and novel fabric materials
- Healthcare and medical prototypes and applications
- Rehabilitation, sensory monitoring and injury prevention
- Creative industry applications, interactive experiences
- Innovative sensor applications and case studies
- Hardware and software co-design and architectures
- Smart textiles and printed electronics/sensors
- Miniaturisation, integration, packaging, wearability and user-acceptance
- Reliability, washability and durability
- Novel manufacturing techniques
- Data fusion or processing of multiple sensor inputs
- Energy harvesting and power storage
- System energy/power management