Outlining the benefits of integrating monitoring, sensing and heating technology into fabrics, Wim Christiaens, research and development director at Quad Industries of Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, noted that textiles are tactile, sensorial and visual.
“Their qualities can be modified or even expanded when technology is added, transforming passive textiles into active and interactive devices, monitoring and detecting bodily functions owing to their constant contact with our skin,” he said.
Printed electronics are also more durable than traditional electronics and can withstand multiple washing cycles, crinkling, friction and sweating.
For the full story, see the November 2023 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.
Photo: Quad Industries