Wearable Electronic Garments
The innovation of science and technology has been taking place at an extraordinary rate. In the past decade, the raise of miniaturization has made many electrical appliances, like desktop computer, to be portable. The technology would probably develop more new features and functions such as nanoscale, portable devices, and miniature products which could make our life easier, and even make the device wearable.
Under the age of technology, a newly added value to the traditional textile industry is multi-functional electroactive clothing. The wearable electronics garments are clothing with electronic devices provide intelligent assistance like memory, intelligence, creativity, communication and physical senses unobtrusively to the wearer. Indeed, the new garment can make people daily life healthier, safer and comfortable.
The key considerations for wearable electronics are that they have to be robust, small, comfortable to wear and low energy consumption. Application of this technology will be widely spread out to different markets. There are several potential applications for wearable electronics clothing:
Information and Communications Healthcare and Medical Applications Fashion, Leisure and Home Applications Military and Industrial Applications To cope with the new marketing needs, apart from traditional textile testing, electronic and durability tests are developed for the ‘new garment’ so as to ensure the product quality meeting with customers’ requirements .
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