Symposium L
Smart and Interactive Textiles

Programme Chair:
George K. STYLIOS, Heriot-Watt University, UK
 
Members:
Juris BLUMS, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Paul CALVERT, New Mexico Tech, USA
Cosimo CARFAGNA, CNR-ICTP, Italy
Victoria DUTSCHK, University of Twente, Netherlands
Tushar K. GHOSH, North Carolina State University, USA
Yves-Simon GLOY, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Ana Marija GRANCARIC, University of Zagreb, Croazia
You-Lo HSIEH, University of California at Davis, USA
Silvia JANIETZ, Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Polymer Research, Germany
James JOHNSTON, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Fatma KALAOGLU, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Byung Hoon KIM, Incheon University, South Korea
Kap-Jin KIM, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
Izabella KRUCINSKA, Technical University of Lodz, Poland
Yi LI, University of Manchester, UK
Tong LIN, Deakin University, Australia
Igor LUZINOV, Clemson University, USA
Uwe MOEHRING, Textile Research Institute Thuringia Vogtland, Germany
Fernando NUNES FERREIRA, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Rita PARADISO, Smartex S.r.l., Italy
Amit RAWAL, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Tahir SHAH, University of Bolton, UK
Thomas STEGMAIER, ITV Denkendorf, Germany
Xiao-ming TAO, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Lieva VAN LANGENHOVE, Ghent University, Belgium
Sigurd WAGNER, Princeton University, USA
 
Irene BONADIES, IPCB-CNR, Italy
Paul CALVERT, New Mexico Tech, USA
Kyung Cheol CHOI, KAIST, South Korea
Jian FANG, Deakin University, Australia
Gennaro GENTILE, IPCB-CNR, Italy
Pelagia GLAMPEDAKI, Innovative formulations research scientist, Greece
Vincenzo GUARINO, IPCB-CNR, Italy
James JOHNSTON, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Yong KIM, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA
Marek KOWALCZUK, Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Poland
Han-Bo-Ram LEE, Incheon National University, South Korea
Jiri MILITKY, University of Liberec, Czech Republic
Sergiy MINKO, University of Georgia, Athens, USA
George K. STYLIOS, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Dongseok SUH, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Xiao-ming TAO, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Dirk VANDERZANDE, University of Hasselt, Belgium
 
SMART and Interactive Textiles are designed and developed to sense and adapt/respond with their environment in a predetermined manner. This behavior characterizes their multidisciplinary scope and offers numerous end uses in Medical, Sports and Fitness, Military, Fashion, Automotive, Aerospace, Build Environment and Energy industries. We have already seen SMART textile products in protective and performance clothing, fabric switches, heating and cooling, wearable technologies, monitoring health care, nano fabrics and toys.
The major players in the USA are; E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co, Exmovere Holdings, Inc., International Fashion Machines, Inc., Kimberly-Clark Health Care, Marktek Inc., Milliken & Company, Textronics, Inc., Noble Biomaterials, Inc., Outlast Technologies LLC., in the UK; QinetiQ, Intelligent Clothing Ltd., in Germany; Interactive Wear AG, in the Netherlands; Royal Philips Electronics N.V., Schoeller Textiles AG in Switzerland, Toray Industries in Japan and Smartex S.r.l in Italy.
The world market for SMART and Interactive Textiles is to grow in CARG at over 20% in the next three years. But with demand exceeding supply due to complex Research and Development and with slow product to market, this Symposium is timely because it aims to promote recent research achievements and to provoke new discussions and for new innovations by bringing the international academy and industry communities together. The collaboration and cooperation for this exceptionally multidisciplinary area is highly recognized by this symposium and I call all researchers and companies with single discipline/multidiscipline expertise to come forward and participate in the symposium. The topics of the symposium are highlighted in four sessions under; Adaptive/Active Textiles, e-Textiles, Functionality, Manufacturing and Applications and Commercial and End Uses, but they are neither exclusive nor they are limited to them. SMART and Interactive Textiles are particularly important in providing the means of increasing quality of life and as such they are the underpinning materials for well being and recreation, for patient rehabilitation and the elderly population and for energy.
Session Topics

L-1 Adaptive/active textiles

-  Nanoscale modification of the intrinsic properties of fibres by making them sensitive to electric and magnetic fields, to motion, humidity, light, temperature, and chemical and biochemical environments
-  Integrating/dispersing/coating textiles with stimuli-responsive smart materials (e.g. electroactive, shape memory, Cuprous-Zinc SMA, phase change, micro capsules, encapsulated Bi-gels, Bi-material film laminates, membranes, nanotubes, graphene, conductive, chromic materials) for new or improved functionality
-  From active to ultra SMART
-  Textile sensors

L-2 E-textiles

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

L-3 Functionality, manufacturing, application

-  Functionality
-  Sensing and actuating
-  Communication and information
-  Energy harvesting and storage
-  Environmental protection
-  Thermal regulation,
-  Optical/photonic
-  Antibacterial
-  Self cleaning, hydrophobic
-  Self shaping, self healing

L-4 End uses, commercial and applications

-  Design, Manufacturing, Testing, Qualification, Reliability, Field trials
-  Healthcare and medical
-  Ergonomics and rehabilitation
-  Fashion
-  Work and emergency disaster wear
-  Telemonitoring (elderly, sports, patients, infants, military, fire and special forces)
-  Military and security
-  Sport and wellness
-  Lighting systems
-  Civil engineering
-  Structural monitoring and control
-  Transportation (automotive, aerospace)
-  Personal mobile systems
-  Energy & environment

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