Smart textiles and fibres are engineered to sense, monitor, track, measure, communicate, transform, conduct, protect, react, dispense and transport. They can be changed by exposure to stimuli, such as electric and magnetic fields, stress, moisture and temperature and to perform a myriad of functions. This broad and eclectic area of textile technology evolved to find solutions to new millennium expectations in apparel and industrial applications in health, aerospace or geotechnical.
Smart textiles and fibres have been explored by industry and been research themes for many years in Universities around the world.…..but where are they now and who is making a buck out of them?
This conference will provide an overview of current developments in smart textiles, including products under development and those that have reached commercial markets. Wearables as well as smart textiles in sports, medical care and military applications will also be covered.
The event will be followed by a networking function with light refreshments and canapés.
Dr Dieter Veit has been working in textiles for more than 20 years beginning with his Doctor of Engineering at RWTH Aachen University on the simulation of man-made fibre processing and including an internship with CSIRO in 1992. As a professional, he has worked in different areas of textile production including cotton spinning, weaving and man-made fibre. He is author and co-author of several books on a wide range of textile subjects. In 2001, Dieter returned to RWTH Aachen University where he now holds the position of Vice-Director of the Institut für Textiltechnik.