Textile led Design for the Active Ageing Population Book

Textile led Design for the Active Ageing Population


  • Author : Jane McCann
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-08-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 574
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857098788

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Textile led Design for the Active Ageing Population Excerpt :

Despite the world’s aging population, suitable clothing for the older community is a largely neglected area. This book considers the needs of the growing number of active older people and investigates how recent developments in textiles, fibres, finishes, design and integrated technology can be deployed to serve this group and improve quality of life. Part I provides an understanding of the active aging population by considering the group’s experiences of and attitudes towards clothing and reviewing the barriers to their adoption of new wearable technologies. Part II focuses on the needs of the older population, including effective communication with designers and the age-related anatomical and physiological changes that designs should consider. Part III reviews design requirements and processes, and finally Part IV reviews the manufacture of suitable apparel, with chapters on suitable textile fibres, balancing technology and aesthetics and wearable electronics. Summarises the wealth of recent research on attitudes to clothing amongst the active ageing population Looks into how their aspirations can be investigated and appropriate apparel designed to meet their needs Examines design and manufacturing issues, including ways of accommodating physiological changes with age and the use of wearable electronics

Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations Book

Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations


  • Author : Andree Woodcock
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030262921

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Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations Excerpt :

This book focuses on various aspects of research on ageing, including in relation to assistive technology; dignity of aging; how technology can support a greater understanding of the experience of physically aging and cognitive changes; mobility issues associated with the elderly; and emerging technologies. The 80+ age group represents an expanding market, with an estimated worth of £21.4 billion a year. Everyone is affected by this shift in demographics – we are getting older and may become carers – and we need to prepare ourselves and adjust our surroundings for longer life. Products, services and environments have been changing in response to the changing population. Presenting international design research to demonstrate the thinking and ideas shaping design, this book is a valuable resource for designers; product developers; employers; gerontologists; and medical, health and service providers; as well as everyone interested in aging.

The New Dynamics of Ageing Book

The New Dynamics of Ageing


  • Author : Alan Walker
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447314738

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The New Dynamics of Ageing Excerpt :

A comprehensive multi-disciplinary overview of the very latest research on ageing, concentrating on three major themes: active ageing, design for ageing well and the relationship between ageing and socio-economic development.

Active Coatings for Smart Textiles Book

Active Coatings for Smart Textiles


  • Author : Jinlian Hu
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-04-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081002650

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Active Coatings for Smart Textiles Excerpt :

Active Coatings for Smart Textiles presents the latest information on active materials and their application to textiles in the form of coatings and finishes for the purpose of improving performance and creating active functional effects. This important book provides detailed coverage of smart coating types, processes, and applications. After an introduction to the topic, Part One introduces various types of smart and active coatings, including memory polymer coatings, durable and self-cleaning coatings, and breathable coatings. Technologies and related processes for the application of coatings to textiles is the focus of Part Two, with chapters devoted to microencapsulation technology, plasma surface treatments, and nanotechnology-based treatments. The book ends with a section on applications of smart textiles with responsive coatings, which are increasingly finding commercial niches in sportswear, protective clothing, medical textiles, and architecture. Introduces various types of smart and active coatings for textiles Covers technologies and application processes for the coating and finishing of textiles Reviews commercial applications of such coatings, including in sportswear, protective clothing, medical textiles and architecture

Innovative Jacquard Textile Design Using Digital Technologies Book

Innovative Jacquard Textile Design Using Digital Technologies


  • Author : Frankie Ng
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-02-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857098702

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Innovative Jacquard Textile Design Using Digital Technologies Excerpt :

Jacquard fabrics feature intricately woven designs. Through the use of digital technology, new design concepts, principles and methods for producing jacquard fabrics have been established, facilitating the creation of a range of novel effects. Innovative jacquard textile design using digital technologies is a unique guide to the fundamental design principles, techniques and applications resulting from this important development. Beginning with an introduction to jacquard textile design, the book goes on to give an overview of the development of jacquard fabrics and textile design methods. The principles and methods of digital jacquard textile design are considered, followed by a chapter on structural digital design. Subsequent chapters cover the digital design of colourless and colourful jacquard textiles, and the use of novel simulative effects, shot effects and double-face effects in jacquard textiles. A review of the applications of digitally designed jacquard textiles is then presented before the book concludes with a discussion of current issues and future trends in digital jacquard textile design. With its distinguished authors, Innovative jacquard textile design using digital technologies is an authoritative guide for all those looking to employ this exciting technology in their work, including designers and product developers in the textile, interior and apparel industries, and academics interested in this field. Provides a unique guide to the fundamental design principles, techniques and applications of jacquard textile design Covers structural digital design, digital design of colourless and colourful jacquard textiles, simulative effects, shot effects and double-face effects Includes a comprehensive discussion of current issues and future trends in digital jacquard textile design

HCI International 2020   Late Breaking Papers  Multimodality and Intelligence Book

HCI International 2020 Late Breaking Papers Multimodality and Intelligence


  • Author : Constantine Stephanidis
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-10-16
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 540
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030601171

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HCI International 2020 Late Breaking Papers Multimodality and Intelligence Excerpt :

This book constitutes late breaking papers from the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020, which was held in July 2020. The conference was planned to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, but had to change to a virtual conference mode due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From a total of 6326 submissions, a total of 1439 papers and 238 posters have been accepted for publication in the HCII 2020 proceedings before the conference took place. In addition, a total of 333 papers and 144 posters are included in the volumes of the proceedings published after the conference as “Late Breaking Work” (papers and posters). These contributions address the latest research and development efforts in the field and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems.

Advances in Functional Finishing of Textiles Book

Advances in Functional Finishing of Textiles


  • Author : Mohammad Shahid
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-06-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811536694

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Advances in Functional Finishing of Textiles Excerpt :

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the field of functional finishing of textiles, describing the state-of-the-art research and well-established techniques applied in the textile industry, and covering all areas of textile dyeing and finishing. It is intended for academic researchers and professionals in related scientific and engineering fields, including textile engineering, chemistry, nanotechnology, material science, biotechnology and environmental science. The book also provides reference material for stakeholders looking for innovative technologies and insights into the environmental and sustainability issues in the development of functional textiles and related products.

High Performance Apparel Book

High Performance Apparel


  • Author : John McLoughlin
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-09-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081009345

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High Performance Apparel Excerpt :

High-Performance Apparel: Materials, Development, and Applications covers the materials and techniques used in creating high-performance apparel, the technical aspects of developing high-performance garments, and an array of applications for high-performance clothing and wearable technology. Part One covers fabric construction for high-performance garments, from fiber types and spinning methods, to weaving, knitting, finishing, and joining techniques. Development of high-performance apparel is covered in Part Two, with particular emphasis on design and product development for function and wearer comfort. Part Three covers a range of applications and wearable technology that make use of high-performance apparel, including chapters on sportswear, protective clothing, and medical, military, and intelligent textiles. The book provides an excellent resource for all those engaged in garment development and production, and for academics engaged in research into apparel technology and textile science. Offers a range of perspectives on high-performance apparel from an international team of authors with diverse expertise Provides systematic and comprehensive coverage of the topic from fabric construction, through apparel design and development, to the range of current and potential applications Presents an excellent resource for all those engaged in garment development and production, and for academics engaged in research

Waterproof and Water Repellent Textiles and Clothing Book

Waterproof and Water Repellent Textiles and Clothing


  • Author : John T Williams
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-11-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 586
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081011348

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Waterproof and Water Repellent Textiles and Clothing Excerpt :

Waterproof and Water Repellent Textiles and Clothing provides systematic coverage of the key types of finishes and high performance materials, from conventional wax and silicone, through controversial, but widely used fluoropolymers and advanced techniques, such as atmospheric plasma deposition and sol-gel technology. The book is an essential resource for all those engaged in garment development, production and finishing, and for academics engaged in research into apparel technology and textile science. Rapid innovation in this field is driving new performance demands in many areas, including the sporting and military sectors. However, another innovation driver is the regulatory framework in the USA, Europe and globally, addressing both health concerns (e.g. with PFOS / PFOA) and environmental impacts (e.g. C8 fluorocarbon finishes). Both of these aspects are fully covered, along with the replacement materials / technologies currently available and under development. In addition, oleophobic and multifunctional coatings are discussed, as are aspects of performance, testing and applications in sportswear, protective clothing, and footwear. Introduces innovative materials and technologies, exploring their current and potential use across different sectors Provides expert guidance on the health and environmental aspects of key waterproof materials and coatings and their associated regulations Demystifies testing processes and design principles

Ink Jet Textile Printing Book

Ink Jet Textile Printing


  • Author : Christina Cie
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-02-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857099235

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Ink Jet Textile Printing Excerpt :

With the rapid expansion of ink jet printing, textile printing and allied industries need to understand the principles underpinning this technology and how it is currently being successfully implemented into textile products. Considering the evolution of new print processes, technological development often involves a balance of research across different disciplines. Translating across the divide between scientific research and real-world engagement with this technology, this comprehensive publication covers the basic principles of ink jet printing and how it can be applied to textiles and textile products. Each step of the ink jet printing process is covered, including textiles as a substrate, colour management, pre-treatments, print heads, inks and fixing processes. This book also considers the range of textile printing processes using ink jet technology, and discusses their subsequent impact on the textile designer, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer and the environment. Covers the foundations and development of ink jet textile printing technology Discusses the steps of ink jet printing from colour management to fixing processes Analyses how ink jet printing has affected the textile industry

Designing Apparel for Consumers Book

Designing Apparel for Consumers


  • Author : M-E Faust
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-04-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782422150

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Designing Apparel for Consumers Excerpt :

Given its importance for consumer satisfaction and thus brand success, apparel fit is a major challenge for retailers and brands across the industry. Consequently there have been major developments in sizing research and how it can be used in apparel design. This book reviews how these developments are affecting clothing design for different groups of consumers. Part one identifies various aspects of body shape, size, volume and the psychological aspects of designing apparel. This section covers topics such as body shape and its influence on apparel size and consumer choices, sizing systems, body shape and weight distribution (with a discussion of the Body Volume Index (BVI) versus the Body Mass Index (BMI)), and the psychological and sociological factors influencing consumers’ choice of apparel. Part two outlines the challenges in understanding the sizing and shape requirements and choices of particular customer groups. This section discusses apparel designed for infants and children, older consumers, overweight and obese consumers, plus size Black and Latino women, apparel design for Asian and Caucasian ethnic groups, sizing requirements for male apparel, maternity apparel, intimate apparel for varying body shapes, and the challenges of designing headwear to fit the size and shape of Western and Asian populations. Designing apparel for consumers provides an invaluable reference for apparel designers, manufacturers, and R&D managers in the textile industry, as well as postgraduate students and academic researchers in textiles. Reviews developments affecting clothing design for different groups of consumers Identifies various aspects of body shape, size, volume and the psychological aspects of designing apparel Outlines the challenges in understanding sizing and shape requirements and choices of particular customer groups

Advances in 3D Textiles Book

Advances in 3D Textiles


  • Author : Xiaogang Chen
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-05-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782422198

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Advances in 3D Textiles Excerpt :

Advances in 3D Textiles presents the most recent advances in the production of three-dimensional fibrous structures and how their use has resulted in the creation of novel fabrics and applications. The text covers a wide range of fabric types, including their structures, properties, and uses in the textiles industry. Beginning with the various types of woven three-dimensional fabrics, the text then examines 3-D knitted, braided, and non-woven textiles, and the main applications and uses of three-dimensional textiles. Presents the most recent advances in the production of three-dimensional fibrous structures and how their use has resulted in the creation of novel fabrics and applications Examines many types of 3-D textiles, including knitted, braided, and non-woven textiles, and the main uses of three-dimensional textiles Covers their structures, properties, and uses within the textiles industry

Textiles and Fashion Book
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Textiles and Fashion


  • Author : Rose Sinclair
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-11-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 894
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857095619

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Textiles and Fashion Excerpt :

This major textbook is designed for students studying textiles and fashion at higher and undergraduate level, as well as those needing a comprehensive and authoritative overview of textile materials and processes. The first part of the book reviews the main types of natural and synthetic fibres and their properties. Part two provides a systematic review of the key processes involved first in converting fibres into yarns and then transforming yarns into fabrics. Part three discusses the range of range of finishing techniques for fabrics. The final part of the book looks specifically at the transformation of fabric into apparel, from design and manufacture to marketing. With contributions from leading experts in their fields, this major book provides the definitive one-volume guide to textile manufacture. Provides comprehensive coverage of the types and properties of textile fibres to yarn and fabric manufacture, fabric finishing, apparel production and fashion Focused on the needs of college and undergraduate students studying textiles or fashion courses Each chapter ends with a summary to emphasise key points, a comprehensive self-review section, and project ideas are also provided

Advances in Filament Yarn Spinning of Textiles and Polymers Book

Advances in Filament Yarn Spinning of Textiles and Polymers


  • Author : Dong Zhang
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-02-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857099174

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Advances in Filament Yarn Spinning of Textiles and Polymers Excerpt :

Advances in Filament Yarn Spinning of Textiles and Polymers reviews the different types of spinning techniques for synthetic polymer-based fibers, and issues such as their effect on fiber properties, including melt, dry, wet, and gel spinning. Synthetic polymer-based fibers are used in a great variety of consumer and industrial textile applications ranging from clothing to home furnishings to surgical procedures. This book explores how a wide array of spinning techniques can be applied in the textile industry. Part one considers the fundamental structure and properties of fibers that determine their behavior during spinning. The book then discusses developments in technologies for manufacturing synthetic polymer films to produce different fibers with specialized properties. Part two focuses on spinning techniques, including the benefits and limitations of melt spinning and the use of gel spinning to produce high-strength and high-elastic fibers. These chapters focus specifically on developments in bi-component, bi-constituent, and electro-spinning, in particular the fabrication of nanocomposite fibers. The final chapters review integrated composite spinning of yarns and the principles of wet and dry spinning. This collection is an important reference for a wide range of industrial textile technologists, including spinners, fabric and garment manufacturers, and students of textile technology. It is also of great interest for polymer scientists. Reviews the different spinning techniques and issues such as their effect on fiber properties, including melt, dry, wet, and gel spinning Considers the fundamental structure and properties of fibers that determine their behavior during spinning Reviews integrated composite spinning of yarns and the principles of wet and dry spinning