Sensors, actuators and computing systems for smart textiles for protection

G.R. Langereis, S. Bouwstra, W. Chen

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Electronic systems with sensors and actuators are enablers for increasing the protection level of textile appliances. Apparel and many other textiles are close to the human body and are part of numerous professional and home routines and tasks. This means that textiles are positioned in our daily life in locations where they can act extremely well for protective purposes by means of monitoring and being responsive. Intelligence created by electronics starts with sensors and actuators integrated into the textile to make it responsive. In addition, a power system, interconnect and processing logic are needed. Some characteristic problems encountered with sensing human parameters can be solved by smart topologies and sensor arrangements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart textiles for protection
EditorsR. Chapman
Place of PublicationCambridge
Number of pages416
ISBN (Print)978-0-85709-056-0
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Textiles

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    Langereis, G. R., Bouwstra, S., & Chen, W. (2012). Sensors, actuators and computing systems for smart textiles for protection. In R. Chapman (Ed.), Smart textiles for protection (pp. 190-213). (Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles; Vol. 133). Woodhead.