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Smart and Interactive Textiles - From Nano-engineered Textile Fibres to Integrated Wearable Systems

George K.  STYLIOS, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Steve BEEBY, University of Southampton, UK
Toshihiro ITOH, University of Tokyo, Japan
Jess JUR, North Carolina State University, USA
Fatma KALAOGLU, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Byung Hoon KIM, Incheon University, South Korea
Tong LIN, Deakin University, Australia
Uwe MOEHRING, TITV Greiz, Germany
Nils-Krister PERSSON, University of Borås, Sweden
Jan VANFLETEREN, Ghent University - IMEC, Belgium
Zhong Lin WANG, Georgia Tech, USA
Kai YANG, University of Southampton, UK
Mariacristina COCCA, IPCB - CNR, Italy
Gennaro GENTILE, IPCB - CNR, Italy
Theodore HUGHES-RILEY, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Christine KALLMAYER / Malte VON KRSHIWOBLOZKI, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Niko MUNZENRIEDER, Free University of Bozen, Italy
Nils-Krister PERSSON, University of Borås, Sweden
George K. STYLIOS, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Russel TORAH, University of Southampton, UK

The sensing/adapting/responding, multi functionality, low energy, small size and weight, ease of forming and low cost attributes of SMART Textiles and their multidisciplinary scope offer numerous end uses in Medical, Sports and Fitness, Military, Fashion, Automotive, Aerospace, Built Environment and Energy industries. The quest of these new and high value materials cross scientific boundaries redefine material science, design and engineering and find new uses. As such SMART and Interactive Textiles are particularly important to life quality and in sustaining energy and our environment.
The smart and interactive textiles market size will exceed USD 6.5 billion by 2024, with the healthcare and well-being sectors being a significant driving force and Telemedicine enabled with sensor-based garments is expected to exceed 50% CAGR in the next 5 years.
Research for highly specific applications is increasing in exploring the opportunities offered by manipulating textile materials down to the nanoscale for creating new “smart” adaptive/active functionality, and by the development of "E- textiles” offering intelligent flexible integrated systems capable of sensing, actuation and wireless communication in the form of  intelligent high-tech fabrics and wearable garments. The development of these systems presents a complex set of interdisciplinary challenges that includes materials design, hierarchical integration, control strategies and manufacturing.
This symposium, following the successful tradition of previous CIMTEC events on the same subject (2010, 2014 and 2016), will address the latest research on adaptive and active textiles and garments stemmed from the use of novel materials, and by the effective design and integration of devices for bio sensing, diagnostics and actuation, based on electrically, optically and mechanically functionalized fibres, yarns and fabrics. Hence areas of research focus of the symposium are on nanomaterials; their morphology, functionality and performance, on actuators, sensors, connections, energy generation and storage, and  on communication devices for smart textiles and wearable systems. The industrial sectors being covered are diverse and not limited to medical, sport and fitness, fashion, automotive, aerospace, energy, architecture, personal protection, military and the Internet of Things.
Translation aspects from laboratory to commercial products, including industrial processes, manufacturing strategies and consumer demand, will also be relevant for the symposium as a matter for discussion and sharing of expertise from academia and industry.
Session Topics

FN-1 Adaptive/Active Textiles

  • Novel concepts for nanoscale modification of the intrinsic properties of fibres by making them sensitive to physical and (bio)chemical environments
  • Integrating/dispersing /coating textiles with stimuli-responsive organic and inorganic materials (e.g. electroactive, shape memory, chromogenic, etc.)
  • Hybrid nanotextiles; functionality and performance
  • Textile sensors

FN-2 e-Textiles

  • Advances in conformable electronics for fabric based devices
  • Embedding sensing/actuation/communication capability (e.g. sensors, processors, power sources, interconnects, antennas) into functional fabrics and into wearable wireless platforms
  • Advances in fibertronics and e-textile hybrid systems
  • Electronics OEMs and components
  • Packaging issues
  • Sensor networks, data mining, signal processing and control
  • Intelligent Integrated Wireless Systems

FN-3 Functionality, Manufacturing, Application

  • Functionality: Sensing and actuation; communication and information; energy harvesting and storage, environmental protection; thermal regulation; optical/photonic; antibacterial: self-cleaning, hydrophobic; self-shaping, self-healing…
  • Manufacturing: Textile processing and manufacturing from lab. to large scale; testing; qualification; reliability; field trials
  • Applications: Healthcare, medical, ergonomics, rehabilitation, sport and wellness, telemonitoring; personal mobile systems; fashion; military and security; lighting; civil engineering, structural monitoring and control; transportation; energy and environment…


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