Smart textiles for medical applications

abb1Textiles equipped with electronics offer many advantages for applications close to the body compared with conventional medical electronics: they are flexible, breathable and comfortable and they can also be equipped with various properties, such as flame retardancy, water repellency and antimicrobial functions.

In addition to components for textile sensors, textile electrodes, heaters and other functional components, German textile research institute Textilforschungsinstitut Thüringen-Vogtland (TITV Greiz) showed the versatile possibilities of smart textiles for use in medicine, wellness and other body-related applications at November’s Compamed medical technology trade fair held in Düsseldorf, Germany.

For the full story, see the February 2022 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.


Photo: Bosana Medizintechnik