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Publication date: 27 June 2008

Manuchehr Soleimani

Electronic textiles are a major new development in the field of smart technology. There are many potential applications for electrically active textiles (EAT). The purpose…

Abstract

Purpose

Electronic textiles are a major new development in the field of smart technology. There are many potential applications for electrically active textiles (EAT). The purpose of this paper is to present state‐of‐the‐art knitted switches based on EAT technology.

Design/methodology/approach

The switches operate with double electrodes, and they are designed to be operated by a human finger, with or without a glove. In this study, these switches were manufactured based on EAT technology by generating conductive areas as electrodes.

Findings

A custom‐made impedance analyzer was developed to identify the electrical characteristics of the switches. The deriving circuits were designed to operate the switches according to their impedance characteristics.

Originality/value

The switch working with glove and bare hand is novel.

Details

Sensor Review, vol. 28 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0260-2288

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