Renewable base for thermoelectric textiles

ChalmersA thread made of conductive cellulose is paving the way for electronic textiles made from renewable materials.

A research team at Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology has already sewn these electrically conductive cellulose threads into a fabric using a standard household sewing machine to produce a thermoelectric textile that generates a small amount of electricity when it is heated on one side – for example, by body heat.

For the full story, see the April 2021 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.