IntiWear: acrylic glass as a solar energy concentrator for wearables

  title={IntiWear: acrylic glass as a solar energy concentrator for wearables},
  author={Katia Vega and Eunice Villicana and Sthy Flores and Julian Noel},
  journal={Journal of Textile Engineering \& Fashion Technology},
Due to different factors such as the proximity to the body, access to the wearer’s location and mobility, Wearable Technologies have been increasing the possibilities of sensing and reacting to biodata and our environment. Thus, in the last decade, we could see Wearables, not just in research laboratories, but also at the Marketplace with an expected 25 billion dollars of revenue by 2019.1 The new advances in technologies make Wearables become smaller, more powerful, more flexible and more… 


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  • P. Mitcheson
  • Engineering
    2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
  • 2010
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