Study on Different Techniques of Fabricating Conductive Fabrics for Developing Wearable Electronics

L Ashok Kumar (Associate Professor Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore 641 004, Tamilnadu, India)

Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

ISSN: 1560-6074

Publication date: 1 November 2015

Abstract

In recent years, interdisciplinary studies have been the mainstream in research discourses and practices. Depending on the degree of integration, the combination of electronics and textiles can be divided into three categories: wearable electronics, textronics and fibertronics. This paper discusses the development of cotton-wrapped nichrome yarn, copper core conductive yarn and optical core conductive yarn in different diameters for the production of nichrome fabric, copper core conductive fabric, optical core conductive fabric and teleintimation fabric. The yarn and the fabric were tested by a test rig especially developed for this research work. This work provides a methodology of developing conductive yarn and fabric for the development of wearable electronic products in terms of user acceptability.

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Kumar, L. (2015), "Study on Different Techniques of Fabricating Conductive Fabrics for Developing Wearable Electronics", Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, Vol. 19 No. 4, pp. 11-23. https://doi.org/10.1108/RJTA-19-04-2015-B002

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