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BSc Fashion Technology / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Sensors and Smart Textiles
|Unit level||Level 5|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Department of Materials|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
Students will be introduced to the latest developments trends, the scientifc theoretical framework and operational principles , as well as the practical applications of smart textiles and sensors use in the textile industry.
The unit aims to:
provide a blend of scientific theoretical framemwork, latest developments and practical material in order to develop understanding and appreciation of smart electronic textiles (e-textiles) and sensors. Students will be introduced to concepts and priciples of engineering e-textile from fibre, yarns, fabrics to wearable products, as well as the techniques which may be used to incorporate sensing capabilities into and obtain smart responses from textile products. Various fibre types, yarns and fabric structures will be discussed and their effects on the performance of the resulting sensors will be explored.
Requirements for the outputs from smart wearables and sensing devices will be considered in respect of interfacing with modern electronic equipment. Laboratory work is designed to develop an understanding of the interactions of parameters which determine the performance of sensing elements which may be exploited in the design of textile products. Group project is designed to develop sound understanding of the future trends and practical applications of smart textiles.
Teaching and learning methods
This unit makes use of a variety of learning and teaching processes including:
Knowledge and understanding
- Demonstarte sound understanding of the scientific concepts, theoretical framemwork of engineering smart e-textiles
- Demonstrate an understanding of the transduction process
- Appreciate the operating principles of a wide range of conventional and textile-based sensors.
d. Select suitable transducers for particular applications and understand how they may be calibrated and optimised for specific tasks.
- Critical analyze the latet technology development trends in smart e-textiles
- Design and debelop smart e-textile wearable products for the prupose to satisfy consumers’ unfullfiled needs
- Relate the response of various materials to different types of stimulus.
d.Critically assess the implementation and performance of equipment based around a variety of transduction devices.
- Conduct group project to design smart e-textile product concepts for specific target consumers
- Conduct assessed experimental work to ascertain the performance of novel textile structures, sensing devices and chemical formulations
c.Optimise the harnessing of such items in line with the programme specification learning outcomes
Transferable skills and personal qualities
- Use cross-disciplinary skills developed through project work
- Communicate using technical language appropriate to the fashion textile industry.
Written and oral.
- Handbook of Smart Textiles, Ed. Xiaoming Tao; Publisher: Springer, ISBN 978-981-4451-45-1, 2015
- Smart Textiles: Past, Present, and Future, Lieva Van Langenhove, in Handbook of Smart Textiles, pp1036-1056
- Smart Textiles Standardisation, The technical workgroup CEN/TC 248 Textiles and textile products, WG 31 Smart Textiles, http://www.centexbel.be/smart-textiles-standardisation
- IEC SG 10 Smart wearable devices (2015) (also evaluating wearable electronic textiles)
- IEC TC124 Wearable Electronic Devices and Technologies (2017)
- ASTM D13.50 Smart textiles (2016)
- AATCC R111 Electronically integrated textiles (2016)
- Smart Textiles and Nano-Technology: A General Overview, Syduzzaman et al., J Textile Sci Eng 2015, 5:1
- Applications: Principles, Problems, and Perspective, Nanomaterials 2015, 5(3), 1493-1531; doi:10.3390/nano5031493, 2003
Science, Nature, Advance Materials, Small, IEEE Sensors Journal, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Journal of the Textile Institute, Macromolecules, Materials Letters, Nano Letters, Polymer, Smart Materials and Structures, Textile Progress, Textile Research Journal, Advanced Healthcare Materials …
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|Yi Li||Unit coordinator|