Volume No. :   9

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2017

ISSN Print :  0975-4393

ISSN Online :  2349-2988


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WEARTRONICS- A Review of Wearable Technologies in Smart Textiles



Address:   Vishal Khilari*, Akash Phadatare, Aman Samarth
Department of Fibers and Textiles Processing Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Nathalal Parekh Marg, Matunga, Mumbai-400019
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2349-2988.2017.00115.2

ABSTRACT:
Textiles of today are materials with applications in almost all our activities, we wear clothes all the time and we are surrounded with textiles in almost all our environments. Fibers, yarns, fabric and other structures with added-value functionality have been developed for a range of applications. Textile materials and techniques have become an important platform for high-tech innovations. Smart Textile represents future generation of textiles anticipated to be used in many fashions, furnishing and technical textile applications. The introduction of good materials and computing technology in textile structures offers a chance to develop textiles with a brand-new style of behavior and practicality. Besides behavior like sense, react on and conducting electricity, the textiles are going to be able to perform process operations. Good Textile and computing technology square measure introducing a shift in textile, from textiles with static functionalities to product that exhibit dynamic functionalities. Areas like art, technologies, scientific discipline for examples, ought to be combined to rework technology into a substantive kind of use. In this article, we attempted to critically review the current state-of-arts with respect to materials, fabrication procedure, and structural design of devices as well as applications of the fiber-based wearable electronic products. Finally, discussions will be presented regarding to limitations of current materials, fabrication techniques, and performance as well as scientific understanding that must be improved prior to their wide adoption.
KEYWORDS:
Smart textiles; Carbon Nano tubes; Nanofibers; Sensors; Nano-composite.
Cite:
Vishal Khilari, Akash Phadatare, Aman Samarth. WEARTRONICS- A Review of Wearable Technologies in Smart Textiles. Research J. Science and Tech. 2017; 9(4): 675-685.
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