ISBN-13: 978 1 84569 027 4
336 pages 234 x 156mm hardback
Edited by L Van Langenhove, University of Ghent, Belgium
Woodhead Textiles Series No. 63
- unlocks the significant potential of smart textiles within the
- provides a unique insight into recent
developments in this exciting field
Smart or intelligent textiles are a relatively novel area of research within
the textile industry with enormous potential within the healthcare industry.
This book provides a unique insight into recent developments in how smart
textiles are being used in the medical field.
The first part of the book
assesses trends in smart medical textiles. Chapters cover topics such as wound
care materials, drug-based release systems and electronic sensors for health
care. The second part of the book discusses the role of smart textile in
monitoring the health of particular groups such as pregnant women, children, the
elderly and those with particular physical disabilities.
distinguished editor and team of international contributors, this book provides
a unique and essential reference to those concerned with intelligent textiles in