Smart Textiles for Medicine and Healthcare Book

Smart Textiles for Medicine and Healthcare


  • Author : Lieva Van Langenhove
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-02-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845692933

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Smart Textiles for Medicine and Healthcare Book Description :

Smart or intelligent textiles are a relatively novel area of research within the textile industry with enormous potential within the healthcare industry. This book provides a unique insight into recent developments in how smart textiles are being used in the medical field. The first part of the book assesses trends in smart medical textiles. Chapters cover topics such as wound care materials, drug-based release systems and electronic sensors for health care. The second part of the book discusses the role of smart textile in monitoring the health of particular groups such as pregnant women, children, the elderly and those with particular physical disabilities. With its distinguished editor and team of international contributors, this book provides a unique and essential reference to those concerned with intelligent textiles in healthcare. Unlocks the significant potential of smart textiles within the healthcare industry Provides a unique insight into recent developments in this exciting field

Advances in Smart Medical Textiles Book

Advances in Smart Medical Textiles


  • Author : Lieva van Langenhove
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-12-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782424000

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Advances in Smart Medical Textiles Book Description :

Advances in Smart Medical Textiles: Treatments and Health Monitoring provides comprehensive coverage on smart textiles, the emerging and important materials that are finding applications in the fields of medicine and healthcare. The book explores the range of smart textiles available for use in medicine and the transfer of these innovative technologies into medical applications. Early chapters survey various smart fibers, fabrics, and finishes, while subsequent sections focus on the role of smart textiles in treating patients, from wound care to rehabilitation, and the use of textile-based sensors and wearable electronics for monitoring patient health. Provides a comprehensive review of the materials used in smart medical textiles Analyzes the application of these textiles in medical treatments and sensors for health monitoring Covers the range of international research in the field and keeps focus on the needs of the textile industry

An Introduction to Healthcare and Medical Textiles Book

An Introduction to Healthcare and Medical Textiles


  • Author : Wen Zhong
  • Publisher : DEStech Publications, Inc
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 9781605950204

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An Introduction to Healthcare and Medical Textiles Book Description :

This volume is a scientific introduction to the study, engineering and applications of medical textiles. It moves systematically from the fundamentals of textile materials and their fabrication through biocompatibility and biodegradability to the applications of textiles in healthcare, ranging from hygiene to wound care, grafts and implantables. The book analyzes how the internal structures of various types of textiles, wovens, knits and nonwovens, are related to specific medical/biomedical end uses. While carefully explaining the basics, the book aims to show the connection between textile properties and the design and development of medical and healthcare textile products. This text is designed for advanced students and industry-based textile researchers, engineers, and product developers.

Smart Textiles and Their Applications Book

Smart Textiles and Their Applications


  • Author : Vladan Koncar
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-04-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 746
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081005835

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Smart Textiles and Their Applications Book Description :

Smart Textiles and Their Applications outlines the fundamental principles of applied smart textiles, also reporting on recent trends and research developments. Scientific issues and proposed solutions are presented in a rigorous and constructive way that fully presents the various results, prototypes, and case-studies obtained from academic and industrial laboratories worldwide. After an introduction to smart textiles and their applications from the editor, Part One reviews smart textiles for medical purposes, including their use in health monitoring, treatment delivery, and assistive technologies. Part Two covers smart textiles for transportation and energy, with chapters covering smart textiles for the monitoring of structures and processes, as well as smart textiles for energy generation. The final section considers smart textiles for protection, security, and communication, and includes chapters covering electrochromic textile displays, textile antennas, and smart materials for personal protective equipment. Scientific issues and proposed solutions are presented in a rigorous and constructive way regarding various results, prototypes, and case-studies obtained from academic and industrial laboratories worldwide Useful for researchers and postgraduate students, and also for existing companies and start-ups that are developing products involving smart textiles Authored and edited by an international team who are experts in the field ensure comprehensive coverage and global relevance

Medical Textiles Book

Medical Textiles


  • Author : Subhash C. Anand
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2001-02-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845693145

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Medical Textiles Book Description :

Medical textiles is one of the major growth areas within technical textiles and the use of textile materials for medical and healthcare products ranges from simple gauze or bandage materials to scaffolds for tissue culturing and a large variety of prostheses for permanent body implants. Recent advances include: The development of polylactic acid and polyglycolic acid fibres as structures for cell growth Temporary bioresorbable textile supports for growing human organic tissue The development of smart fibres – based on naturally-occurring polymers and also on non-animal-based protein fibres and structures – for the treatment of wounds and ulcers These are a few examples of the wide range of textile-based non-implantable and implantable products used in medicine and surgery and covered in this cutting-edge collection of the latest research in this fascinating area.

Wearable Technology in Medicine and Health Care Book

Wearable Technology in Medicine and Health Care


  • Author : Raymond Tong
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128498811

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Wearable Technology in Medicine and Health Care Book Description :

Wearable Technology in Medicine and Health Care provides readers with the most current research and information on the clinical and biomedical applications of wearable technology. Wearable devices provide applicability and convenience beyond many other means of technical interface and can include varying applications, such as personal entertainment, social communications and personalized health and fitness. The book covers the rapidly expanding development of wearable systems, thus enabling clinical and medical applications, such as disease management and rehabilitation. Final chapters discuss the challenges inherent to these rapidly evolving technologies. Provides state-of-the-art coverage of the latest advances in wearable technology and devices in healthcare and medicine Presents the main applications and challenges in the biomedical implementation of wearable devices Includes examples of wearable sensor technology used for health monitoring, such as the use of wearables for continuous monitoring of human vital signs, e.g. heart rate, respiratory rate, energy expenditure, blood pressure and blood glucose, etc. Covers examples of wearables for early diagnosis of diseases, prevention of chronic conditions, improved clinical management of neurodegenerative conditions, and prompt response to emergency situations

Medical Textile Materials Book

Medical Textile Materials


  • Author : Yimin Qin
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081006245

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Medical Textile Materials Book Description :

Medical Textile Materials provides the latest information on technical textiles and how they have found a wide range of medical applications, from wound dressings and sutures, to implants and tissue scaffolds. This book offers a systematic review of the manufacture, properties, and applications of these technical textiles. After a brief introduction to the human body, the book gives an overview of medical textile products and the processes used to manufacture them. Subsequent chapters cover superabsorbent textiles, functional wound dressings, bandages, sutures, implants, and other important medical textile technologies. Biocompatibility testing and regulatory control are then addressed, and the book finishes with a review of research and development strategy for medical textile products. Provides systematic and comprehensive coverage of the manufacture, properties, and applications of medical textile materials Covers recent developments in medical textiles, including antimicrobial dressings, drug-releasing materials, and superabsorbent textiles Written by a highly knowledgeable author with extensive experience in industry and academia

Medical Textiles and Biomaterials for Healthcare Book

Medical Textiles and Biomaterials for Healthcare


  • Author : Subhash C. Anand
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2005-11-30
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845694104

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Medical Textiles and Biomaterials for Healthcare Book Description :

Medical textiles are a major growth area within the technical textiles industry and the range of applications continues to grow and increase in diversity with every new development. Recent innovations include novel chitosan-alginate fibres for advanced wound dressings, ultrasonic energy for bleaching cotton medical textiles, durable and rechargeable biocidal textiles, spider silk supportive matrix for cartilage regeneration, barbed bi-directional surgical sutures and intelligent textiles for medical applications. Medical textiles and biomaterials for healthcare is a culmination of the worldwide research into medical textiles and biomaterials. It is divided into eight parts covering the main areas of basic biomaterials, healthcare and hygiene products, infection control and barrier materials, bandaging and pressure garments, woundcare materials, implantable and medical devices and smart technologies. Each part contains a comprehensive overview written by leading experts in the area. The overviews are then followed by a selection of the best papers from the 2003 MEDTEX Conference, hosted by the University of Bolton. It has been extensively edited to produce what is expected to be the leading reference on this subject. Discusses worldwide research into medical textiles and biomaterials Invaluable reference for this developing area of technical textiles A selection of the best papers from the 2003 MEDTEX Conference, hosted by University of Bolton are included

Medical and Healthcare Textiles Book

Medical and Healthcare Textiles


  • Author : Subhash C. Anand
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-07-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857090348

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Medical and Healthcare Textiles Book Description :

Medical textiles remain one of the most dynamic areas of research in textiles. Medical and healthcare textiles is the fourth in a series of conferences held at the University of Bolton. Like its predecessors, it has attracted papers from some of the leading international centres of expertise in the field. Contributors cover a range of topics including emerging textile-based biomaterials, hygienic textiles, the use of textiles in infection control and as barrier materials, bandaging and pressure garments for managing chronic infections such as ulcers, the role of textiles in the management of burns and wounds, textile-based implantable devices such as tissue scaffolds and sutures, and intelligent textiles. Provides a comprehensive overview of medical textiles from the risk of infection control and barrier materials through to directives, regulations and standards shaping the medical device industry Explores developments in healthcare and hygiene products, including odor and pH control as well as protective and disposable fabrics Reviews development in the area of implantable materials featuring vascular grafts, knee implants and scaffolds

Novel Smart Textiles Book

Novel Smart Textiles


  • Author : George K. Stylios
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2020-04-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039285709

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Novel Smart Textiles Book Description :

The sensing, adapting, responding, multifunctionality, low energy, small size and weight, ease of forming, and low-cost attributes of smart textiles and their multidisciplinary scope offer numerous end uses in medical, sports and fitness, military, fashion, automotive, aerospace, the built environment, and energy industries. The research and development on these new and high-value materials cross scientific boundaries, redefine material science design and engineering, and enhance quality of life and our environment. “Novel Smart Textiles” is a focused Special Issue that reports the latest research of this field and facilitates dissemination, networking, discussion, and debate.

Smart Textiles Book

Smart Textiles


  • Author : Stefan Schneegass
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319501246

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Smart Textiles Book Description :

From a holistic perspective, this handbook explores the design, development and production of smart textiles and textile electronics, breaking with the traditional silo-structure of smart textile research and development. Leading experts from different domains including textile production, electrical engineering, interaction design and human-computer interaction (HCI) address production processes in their entirety by exploring important concepts and topics like textile manufacturing, sensor and actuator development for textiles, the integration of electronics into textiles and the interaction with textiles. In addition, different application scenarios, where smart textiles play a key role, are presented too. Smart Textiles would be an ideal resource for researchers, designers and academics who are interested in understanding the overall process in creating viable smart textiles.

Smart Textiles Book

Smart Textiles


  • Author : Nazire D. Yilmaz
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-11-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119460350

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Smart Textiles Book Description :

Smart Textiles: Wearable Nanotechnology provides a comprehensive presentation of recent advancements in the area of smart nanotextiles giving specific importance to materials and production processes. Different materials, production routes, performance characteristics, application areas and functionalization mechanisms are covered. The book provides a guideline to students, researchers, academicians and technologists who seek novel solutions in the related area by including groundbreaking advancements in different aspects of the diverse smart nanotextiles fields. This ground-breaking book is expected to spark an inspiration to allow future progress in smart nanotextiles research. The diversity of the topics, as well as the expert subject-matter contributors from all over the world representing various disciplines, ensure comprehensiveness and a broad understanding of smart nanotextiles.

Electronics in Textiles and Clothing Book

Electronics in Textiles and Clothing


  • Author : L. Ashok Kumar
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498715515

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Electronics in Textiles and Clothing Book Description :

Electronics in Textiles and Clothing: Design, Products and Applications covers the fundamentals of electronics and their applications in textiles and clothing product development. The book emphasizes the interface between electronics and textile materials, detailing diverse methods and techniques used in industrial practice. It explores ways to integrate textile materials with electronics for communicating/signal transferring applications. It also discusses wearable electronic products for industrial applications based on functional properties and end users in sectors such as defense, medicine, health monitoring, and security. The book details the application of wearable electronics and outlines the textile fibres used for wearable electronics. It includes coverage of different yarn types and fabric production techniques and modifications needed on conventional machines for developing fabrics using specialty yarns. The coverage includes problems faced during the production processes and their solutions. Novel sensors, specialty yarns, Body Sensor Networks (BSN), and the development of flexible solar tents used for power generation round out the coverage. The book then concludes with discussions of the development of fabric-integrated wearable electronic products for use in mobihealth care systems, smart cloth for ambulatory remote monitoring, electronic jerkin, heating gloves, and pneumatic gloves. Based mainly on the authors’ projects and field work, the book takes a practical approach to the issues involved in designing electronic circuits and their possibilities for signals, giving you an understanding of problems that can occur when executing the work. It also describes the future scope of e-textiles using conductive materials for medical, healthcare textile product development, and safety aspects. The text provides guidelines for the development of wearable textiles, giving a new meaning to the term human-machine symbiosis in the context of pervasive/invisibl

Wearable Technologies Book

Wearable Technologies


  • Author : Jesús Hamilton Ortiz
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-10-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789840032

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Wearable Technologies Book Description :

This edited volume Wearable Technologies is a collection of reviewed and relevant research chapters, offering a comprehensive overview of recent developments in the field of computer engineering. The book comprises single chapters authored by various researchers and edited by an expert active in the computer engineering research area. All chapters are complete in themselves but united under a common research study topic. This publication aims at providing a thorough overview of the latest research efforts.

Biotextiles as Medical Implants Book

Biotextiles as Medical Implants


  • Author : M W King
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-10-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857095602

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Biotextiles as Medical Implants Book Description :

Textiles play a vital role in the manufacture of various medical devices, including the replacement of diseased, injured or non-functioning organs within the body. Biotextiles as medical implants provides an invaluable single source of information on the main types of textile materials and products used for medical implants. The first part of the book focuses on polymers, fibers and textile technologies, and these chapters discuss the manufacture, sterilization, properties and types of biotextiles used for medical applications, including nanofibers, resorbable polymers and shaped biotextiles. The chapters in part two provide a comprehensive discussion of a range of different clinical applications of biotextiles, including surgical sutures, arterial prostheses, stent grafts, percutaneous heart valves and drug delivery systems. This book provides a concise review of the technologies, properties and types of biotextiles used as medical devices. In addition, it addresses the biological dimension of how to design devices for different clinical applications, providing an invaluable reference for biomedical engineers of medical textiles, quality control and risk assessment specialists, as well as managers of regulatory affairs. The subject matter will also be of interest to professionals within the healthcare system including surgeons, nurses, therapists, sourcing and purchasing agents, researchers and students in different disciplines. Provides an invaluable single source of information on the main types of textile materials and products used for medical implants Addresses the technologies used and discusses the manufacture, properties and types of biotextiles Examines applications of biotextiles as medical implants, including drug delivery systems and stent grafts and percutaneous heart valves

High Performance Technical Textiles Book

High Performance Technical Textiles


  • Author : Roshan Paul
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-02-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119325055

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High Performance Technical Textiles Book Description :

An authentic resource for the fundamentals, applied techniques, applications and recent advancements of all the main areas of technical textiles Created to be a comprehensive reference, High Performance Technical Textiles includes the review of a wide range of technical textiles from household to space textiles. The contributors—noted experts in the field from all the continents—offer in-depth coverage on the fibre materials, manufacturing processes and techniques, applications, current developments, sustainability and future trends. The contributors include discussions on synthetic versus natural fibres, various textile manufacturing techniques, textile composites and finishing approaches that are involved in the manufacturing of textiles for a specific high performance application. Whilst the book provides the basic knowledge required for an understanding of technical textiles, it can serve as a springboard for inspiring new inventions in hi-tech fibres and textiles. This important book: Contains a unique approach that offers a comprehensive understanding of the manufacturing and applications of technical textiles Includes a general overview to the fundamentals, current techniques, end use applications as well as the most recent advancements Explores the current standards in the industry and the ongoing research in the field Offers a comprehensive and single source reference on the topic Written for academics, researchers and professionals working in textile and related industries, High Performance Technical Textiles offers a systematic, structured, logical and updated source of information for understanding technical textiles.

Smart Textiles Book

Smart Textiles


  • Author : Nazire D. Yilmaz
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119460312

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Smart Textiles Book Description :

Smart Textiles: Wearable Nanotechnology provides a comprehensive presentation of recent advancements in the area of smart nanotextiles giving specific importance to materials and production processes. Different materials, production routes, performance characteristics, application areas and functionalization mechanisms are covered. The book provides a guideline to students, researchers, academicians and technologists who seek novel solutions in the related area by including groundbreaking advancements in different aspects of the diverse smart nanotextiles fields. This ground-breaking book is expected to spark an inspiration to allow future progress in smart nanotextiles research. The diversity of the topics, as well as the expert subject-matter contributors from all over the world representing various disciplines, ensure comprehensiveness and a broad understanding of smart nanotextiles.

Smart Clothing Book

Smart Clothing


  • Author : Gilsoo Cho
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2009-12-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 142008853X

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Smart Clothing Book Description :

GPS-embedded clothing for finding children or skiers when they are lost, bio-monitoring smart shirts, and vests that monitor a patient’s vital signs are no longer science fiction but science fact. It is quite likely that within 20 or 30 years, computers, telephones, and televisions will be a part of our intimate clothing. Covering the whole design cycle of smart clothes, Smart Clothing: Technology and Applications examines applications for the general public and highlights the important human factors aspects that make products not only usable but marketable. The book discusses the state of the art in smart clothing technology and applications. The chapters address usability and human aspects relevant to the manufacture and sale of such products and detail the evolving and increasingly wide-ranging applications in fields such as information technology, healthcare, and entertainment. They also cover technology topics including interface, communication, energy supply, data management, processors, and actuators. Discussions of packaging and interconnection, shape memory alloy, and design and modeling of electronic textile applications round out the coverage. With technology news blaring headlines such as Smart Clothing Coming Soon to Your Galaxy and Futuristic Fashions Will Fight Our Health Scares, can clothing that communicates with your washer and dryer be far behind? It is not enough to understand the technology, you must also grasp the human factor aspects. Identifying the challenges and potential benefits of smart clothing from both perspectives, this book provides integrated coverage that establishes the need for methods significantly different from traditional ones. Its up-to-date coverage allows you to visualize trends and provides a glimpse into the future.

Sensors for Diagnostics and Monitoring Book

Sensors for Diagnostics and Monitoring


  • Author : Kevin Yallup
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351250085

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Sensors for Diagnostics and Monitoring Book Description :

Sensor technologies and applications are evolving rapidly driven by the demand for new sensors for monitoring and diagnostic purposes to enable improvements in human health and safety. Simultaneously, sensors are required to consume less power, be autonomous, cost less, and be connected by the Internet of Things. New sensor technologies are being developed to fulfill these needs. This book reviews the latest developments in sensor technology and gives the reader an overview of the state-of-the-art in key areas, such as sensors for diagnostics and monitoring.

Wearable Monitoring Systems Book

Wearable Monitoring Systems


  • Author : Annalisa Bonfiglio
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-12-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 1441973842

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Wearable Monitoring Systems Book Description :

As diverse as tomorrow’s society constituent groups may be, they will share the common requirements that their life should become safer and healthier, offering higher levels of effectiveness, communication and personal freedom. The key common part to all potential solutions fulfilling these requirements is wearable embedded systems, with longer periods of autonomy, offering wider functionality, more communication possibilities and increased computational power. As electronic and information systems on the human body, their role is to collect relevant physiological information, and to interface between humans and local and/or global information systems. Within this context, there is an increasing need for applications in diverse fields, from health to rescue to sport and even remote activities in space, to have real-time access to vital signs and other behavioral parameters for personalized healthcare, rescue operation planning, etc. This book’s coverage will span all scientific and technological areas that define wearable monitoring systems, including sensors, signal processing, energy, system integration, communications, and user interfaces. Six case studies will be used to illustrate the principles and practices introduced.