E-textile technology review - from materials to application

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dc.contributor.author Komolafe, Abiodun
dc.contributor.author Zaghari, Bahareh
dc.contributor.author Torah, Russel
dc.contributor.author Weddell, Alex S.
dc.contributor.author Khanbareh, Hamideh
dc.contributor.author Tsikriteas, Zois Michail
dc.contributor.author Vousden, Mark
dc.contributor.author Wagih, Mahmoud
dc.contributor.author Jurado, Ulises Tronco
dc.contributor.author Shi, Junjie
dc.contributor.author Yong, Sheng
dc.contributor.author Arumugam, Sasikumar
dc.contributor.author Li, Yi
dc.contributor.author Yang, Kai
dc.contributor.author Savelli, Guillaume
dc.contributor.author White, Neil M.
dc.contributor.author Beeby, Steve
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-21T14:30:08Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-21T14:30:08Z
dc.date.issued 2021-07-02
dc.identifier.citation Komolafe A, Zaghari B, Torah R, et al., (2021) E-textile technology review - from materials to application. IEEE Access, Volume 9, 2021, pp. 97152-97179 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 2169-3536
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3094303
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/16911
dc.description.abstract Wearable devices are ideal for personalized electronic applications in several domains such as healthcare, entertainment, sports and military. Although wearable technology is a growing market, current wearable devices are predominantly battery powered accessory devices, whose form factors also preclude them from utilizing the large area of the human body for spatiotemporal sensing or energy harvesting from body movements. E-textiles provide an opportunity to expand on current wearables to enable such applications via the larger surface area offered by garments, but consumer devices have been few and far between because of the inherent challenges in replicating traditional manufacturing technologies (that have enabled these wearable accessories) on textiles. Also, the powering of e-textile devices with battery energy like in wearable accessories, has proven incompatible with textile requirements for flexibility and washing. Although current e-textile research has shown advances in materials, new processing techniques, and one-off e-textile prototype devices, the pathway to industry scale commercialization is still uncertain. This paper reports the progress on the current technologies enabling the fabrication of e-textile devices and their power supplies including textile-based energy harvesters, energy storage mechanisms, and wireless power transfer solutions. It identifies factors that limit the adoption of current reported fabrication processes and devices in the industry for mass-market commercialization. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher IEEE en_UK
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ *
dc.subject e-textile manufacturing and scalability en_UK
dc.subject e-textile power sources en_UK
dc.subject e-textile devices en_UK
dc.subject Wearables en_UK
dc.title E-textile technology review - from materials to application en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


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