Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology
  • Release Date : 27 February 2009
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Categories : Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 484 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781845695668
  • ISBN 10 : 1845695666
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Synopsis : Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology written by Jane McCann, published by Elsevier which was released on 27 February 2009. Download Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Smart clothes and wearable technology is a relatively novel and emerging area of interdisciplinary research within the fashion, textile, electronics and related industries. This book provides a comprehensive review of the end-user’s requirements and the technologies and materials available for the design and production of smart clothing. Part one looks at the design of smart clothing and wearable technology including the emergence of wearable computing, end-user requirements, and the design process from fibre selection to product launch. Part two examines the general requirements for merging of a range of textile structures with technology and communications for wearable technologies. Part three reviews the types of production technologies available for the development of smart clothing, including garment construction and fabric joining, and the final part discusses the application of these new technologies in smart clothing products and their presentation to consumers. Smart clothes and wearable technology is a unique and essential reference source for researchers, designers and engineers developing textiles and clothing products in this cross-disciplinary area. It is also beneficial for those in the healthcare industry and academics researching textiles, fashion and design. Examines this emerging area of textile research including a brief history and industry overview Assesses the technologies and materials available for the design and production of smart clothing Summarises requirements for smart textiles from both health and performance perspectives