Intelligent textiles

R. R. Mather

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Intelligent textiles are still largely in their infancy, but even now it is clear that they will provide a rich diversity to our day-to-day lives and increasingly offer us added protection where it is needed. In both respects, colour is already beginning to play an important part. The applications of intelligent textiles will be extraordinarily wide ranging. They are being developed, for example, for biomedical applications, for protective clothing, for sports and leisure activities and for fashion. Their use is almost certain to expand to construction materials, geotextile materials and engineering textiles. It would be impossible in a brief review to provide detailed descriptions of all the various types of intelligent textile. The brief examples highlighted here are therefore necessarily selective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-41
Number of pages6
JournalReview of Progress in Coloration and Related Topics
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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