Smart Textiles

Definition: Smart textiles (ST) are fabrics-based products that can sense (Passive ST), react (Active ST), and even adapt (Ultra ST) to their environment, whereby stimuli can have an electrical, photonic, thermal, chemical, magnetic, etc. origin. For this, they are fitted with electronic components to process information. The decision can occur locally in embedded electronic devices or remotely via connected external systems.

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Synonym: Smart Clothing, Smart Garments, Smart Fabrics


Related terms: headgear, headband, caps, patches, armband, shirt, detectors, sources  

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