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Smart clothing: a new life

Lieva Van Langenhove (Department of Textiles, Ghent University, Zwijnaarde, Belgium)
Carla Hertleer (Department of Textiles, Ghent University, Zwijnaarde, Belgium)

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology

ISSN: 0955-6222

Article publication date: 1 February 2004

Abstract

After technical textiles and functional textiles, smart textiles came into force a few years back. The term “smart textiles” covers a broad range. The application possibilities are only limited by our imagination and creativity. Hence it is not simple for the readers of the many articles that have been published to distinguish where reality ends and where fiction begins. In this paper, it is further explored what smart textiles precisely mean. In a second part, an analysis is made of the possibilities, the state of affairs and the need for further research, including research in the Department of Textiles at the Ghent University (Belgium).

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Van Langenhove, L. and Hertleer, C. (2004), "Smart clothing: a new life", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 16 No. 1/2, pp. 63-72. https://doi.org/10.1108/09556220410520360

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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