Toward the development of customizable textile-integrated thermal actuators

Esther Foo, Nika R. Gagliardi, Nicholas Schleif, Lucy E. Dunne

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Abstract

This study explores efficient methods for production of customizable heated textiles. An electrical heating system using the Liberator40® conductive fiber, stitched in a serpentine pattern on stretch knit fabrics, was employed. Parameters including thread layers, pattern sizes, and different fiber-based substrates and covering were compared when analyzing resistance and temperature output. Results indicated that covered knit fabrics stitched with a 0.4cm serpentine spacing produced the most efficient measure of temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUbiComp/ISWC 2017 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages29-32
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450351904
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 11 2017
Event2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2017 - Maui, United States
Duration: Sep 11 2017Sep 15 2017

Publication series

NameUbiComp/ISWC 2017 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers

Other

Other2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMaui
Period9/11/179/15/17

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under grant #1646453. Thank you to Sophia Utset-Ward for her assistance.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 Association for Computing Machinery.

Keywords

  • Conductive textiles
  • Conductive yarn
  • E-textiles
  • Smart textiles
  • Thermal actuation
  • Wearable technology

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