An Overview of Recent Developments in the Field of Wearable smart textiles

  title={An Overview of Recent Developments in the Field of Wearable smart textiles},
  author={Jacob N. Vagott and Radhakrishnaiah Parachuru},
  journal={Journal of Textile Science \& Engineering},
Wearable smart textiles are fabrics that provide the wearer with enhanced functionality by displaying a set of favourable properties or by sensing, reacting, and/or adapting to stimuli in the environments to which they are exposed. Electronics are often integrated into these fabrics and the integration provides enhanced functionality to the wearer’s clothing. Functionality enhancements can be engineered for specific applications, thus permitting the development of smart textiles for many… 

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