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Smart Textiles: From Niche to Mainstream
July-Sept. 2013 (vol. 12 no. 3)
pp. 81-84
Jingyuan Cheng, DFKI Kaiserslautern
Paul Lukowicz, DFKI Kaiserslautern
Niels Henze, University of Stuttgart
Albrecht Schmidt, University of Stuttgart
Oliver Amft, TU Eindhoven
Gerhard Troster, ETH Zurich
Current technology supports only special-purpose, low-volume textiles, garments, and electronics. Moreover, the textile, electronic, and software industries have different product cycles, cultures, and price models, creating scores of practical problems for smart textiles. Mass producing smart cloth will require decoupling the textile production from concrete sensing apps and moving the complexity to generic electronics and software--creating wearable sensing as an app.
Index Terms:
Sensors,Clothing,Textiles,Wearable computers,Fabrics,Software engineering,smart clothing,wearable computing,pervasive computing,smart cloth,smart textiles,wearable sensing
Citation:
Jingyuan Cheng, Paul Lukowicz, Niels Henze, Albrecht Schmidt, Oliver Amft, Giovanni A. Salvatore, Gerhard Troster, "Smart Textiles: From Niche to Mainstream," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 81-84, July-Sept. 2013, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2013.55
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