Convergence Products Of Textile And Ict Industries

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Convergence Products Of Textile And Ict Industries

  1. 1. Sensors <ul><li>Almost anything can be measured </li></ul><ul><li>Model of the system </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Flower-pot sensor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>humidity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>temperature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>light </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>request for attention </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Actuation <ul><li>Information processing is easy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>alarms, entertainment, communication, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simple electric control </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanical systems are difficult </li></ul><ul><li>Robotics </li></ul>
  3. 3. Smart clothing and wearable technology
  4. 4. What are wearable technology and smart clothing ? <ul><li>Convergence products of Textile and ICT industries </li></ul><ul><li>How to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>improve the functions of a garment? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>bring new functions to a garment? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>design the garment so that it can incorporate electronics? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>design electronics that is embedded into a garment? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>technology is used? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Continuum wearable technology smart clothing intelligent textiles information appliances ICT Textile
  6. 6. Wearable technology <ul><li>Gadgets that have no use unless worn </li></ul><ul><li>Typically information processing, sensors, displays, communication </li></ul><ul><li>Context dependent data, time, place, user </li></ul><ul><li>Heart beat monitor, health monitors, medical measurement devices, etc. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Swimmers distance meter <ul><li>Clothing+ swimmers distance meter </li></ul><ul><li>Typical design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>cheap sensors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>novel signal processing algorithms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>implementation on a micro controller </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>small display, few buttons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>injection molded enclosure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Calculates the direction of movement of a swimmer using magnetic sensors and signal processing </li></ul><ul><li>Good results, commercial product </li></ul><ul><li>2 MSc. thesis: algorithms and HW </li></ul>
  8. 8. Smart clothing <ul><li>Clothing with enhanced functionality </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced basic functions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>looks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pockets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Additional functions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>measurements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Electrically heated clothing <ul><li>Technologies Enabling Smart Clothing - project </li></ul><ul><li>Research on usability of electric heating in garments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>usability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>energy balance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>effect on sweating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>measures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>temperature </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>humidity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>power consumption </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>controls heating </li></ul></ul>Please, don’t laugh.
  10. 10. Intelligent textiles <ul><li>Functional textile materials, smart materials </li></ul><ul><li>No (electronic) information processing </li></ul><ul><li>Phase change materials, color changing materials, micro porous matarials, bioactive materials </li></ul><ul><li>Use also as components for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sensors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>actuators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>information transfer, wires, antennas </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Wearable user interfaces <ul><li>Information appliance can be used as a user interface to a wearable system </li></ul><ul><li>Includes a display, keyboard, local communication link </li></ul><ul><li>Often has a internet communication link </li></ul><ul><li>Programmable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources in the appliance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People available </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E.g. as an interface to medical sensors embedded into clothing </li></ul>
  12. 12. Promising field of application <ul><li>Promising field of application for smart clothing and wearable technology is </li></ul><ul><li>Physiological measurements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elderly care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health and fitness </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Placement of sensors <ul><li>Smart clothing is an exellent place to put sensors </li></ul><ul><li>Application and context dependent data </li></ul><ul><li>User interfaces / autonomic measurements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>implanted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>swallowed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>on skin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In clothing, worn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In touch, chair, floor, bed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portable device </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In a room, car </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outside </li></ul></ul>Measurement of the user Measurement of the environment Placement clothing interior textiles

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