Tag Archives: textiles

EduWear: Smart Textiles as Ways of Relating Computing Technologies to Everyday Life

Abstract In this paper, we report on the outcomes of the European project EduWear. The aim of the project was to develop a construction kit with smart textiles and to examine its impact on young people. The construction kit, including a suitable programming environment and a workshop concept, was adopted by children in a number [...]

Rapid prototyping of smart garments for activity-aware applications

Abstract Continuous miniaturization of electronics and sensing elements stimulate the evolution of novel unobstrusively integrated smart garments that sense their environemnet and provide personalized assistance to its wearer. The development of smart garments requires robust integration techniques for electronics and textiles in one common system. Furthermore, recognition algorithms are needed to derive information on the [...]

Breathing Feedback Systems with Wearable Textile Sensors

Abstract Breathing exercises form an essential part of the treatment for respiratory illnesses such as cystic fibrosis. Ideally these exercises should be performed on a daily basis. This paper presents an interactive system using a wearable textile sensor to monitor breathing patterns. A graphical user interface provides visual real-time feedback to patients. The aim of [...]

Wearable Technology for Bio-Chemical Analysis of Body Fluids During Exercise

Abstract This paper details the development of a textile based fluid handling system with integrated wireless biochemical sensors. Such research represents a new advancement in the area of wearable technologies. The system contains pH, sodium and conductivity sensors. It has been demonstrated during on-body trials that the pH sensor has close agreement with measurements obtained using [...]