Electronically conductive fibres are already in use in smart textiles, but in a recently published research article, ionically conductive fibres have proven to be of increasing interest.
These so-called ionofibres achieve higher flexibility, durability and match the type of conduction our body uses. In future, they could be used for such items as textile batteries, textile displays and textile muscles.
For the full story, see the July 2022 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.
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