Introduction to Smart Textiles and Wearable Technology

İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi
LEVEL
Bachelor
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
6.0
PERIOD
05/02/2024 to 17/05/2024

Course Description

Course Description: Definition of smart textiles, classification and market share, general characteristics expected from smart textiles, overview of electronic textiles (e-textiles) and wearable technologies. Biomimetics and bio-inspired approaches for smart fabric design. Chromic materials used in smart textiles application of photochromic, thermochromic, electrochromic materials in textiles and color change in textiles. Thermo-regulated textiles phase changing materials (PCMs) and technology for incorporating PCMs into textiles. Polymeric intelligent materials for smart textiles: application of shape memory systems to textiles. The use of intelligent textile materials and technologies in tissue engineering applications. Electrically conductive textile based materials and electrical properties of conductive textiles. Formation of textile based electronic circuits. Data transmission and signaling in textiles. Optical fibers and their applications in textiles. Fabrication technologies of reflective fabric and fabrics containing phosphorescence. Smart textiles and wearable technologies in medical and healthcare applications. Smart textiles in military, automotive and architectural applications. Smart textiles for structural health monitoring. Design and development strategy for e-textiles and wearable technology projects. Recent innovations in smart textiles and fashion wearable technology.

Subject area

Materials
Physics

Time format

weekly

Educational-info

Application deadline

29/01/2024

Competences

At the end of the course, the students will have:
I. The basic knowledge about the materials and technologies used in development of smart textiles, e-textiles and wearable computing systems 
II. An ability to identify design and manufacturing processes for the development of smart textiles, e-textiles and wearable computing systems and examining the general properties expected from them. 
III. The knowledge of applications of smart textiles, e-textiles and wearable electronics in military, healthcare, civil, automative and architectural systems
IV. The ability to think analytically to identify critical design factors in smart textiles, e-textiles and wearable electronic product design, system and/or process.

Prerequisites

None

Duration

42 h - 14 weeks

Day of the weeks

 

ECTS

6.0

Validation mode

To be specified

Maximum number of students

5

Access to disable

 

Organizer

Partner

İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

Faculty

Faculty of Textile Technologies and Design

Department

Textile Engineering

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