Introduction: Interactive, Smart and Modern Textiles (00:52)
This segment orients viewers to the topic of smart textiles.
Wearable Electronics: The Climate Dress (02:03)
The climate dress is an interactive piece of clothing with LED lights that respond to changing levels of carbon dioxide.
How the Climate Dress Works (03:42)
Learn how the computer chips, circuit board, and receiver work together to create different patterns of light.
Wearable Electronics: Intelligent Clothing (02:43)
The Shimmer sensor is a wearable microcomputer that can record and process various data.
Electronic Encouragement (01:54)
Textile electrodes send data to the Shimmer sensor. The technology's focus is to encourage people to remain active as they get older.
Power Generation: Solar Textiles (03:15)
A solar harvesting fashion bag could revolutionize the way we power mobile technology.
Design Elements (02:08)
The power-generating bag is flexible and efficient. Optical fibers inside the bag provide light.
Power Generation: Piezoelectric Textiles (02:18)
Piezoelectric filaments generate electrons when they move; the power can be harvested. Learn how the filaments are produced.
Harvesting Electricity (03:03)
Electrodes harvest the electricity generated by piezoelectric filaments. Learn about immediate textile applications.
Protective Textiles (01:41)
D3O is a soft, pliable polymer until it meets a sharp force. Experts currently use the material as a shock absorber in sports equipment.
Designing D3O (01:54)
Developer John Sudul designs the size and shape of D3O protective pads. He uses geometry to find the best combination of shock absorbency, flexibility, and weight.
Testing D3O (03:15)
Chris Meadows tests D3O designs to make sure they meet safety standards. Engineering D3O in different ways opens a new range of markets.
Ballet Shoes (02:20)
Learn how a new ballet shoe design helps ballerinas avoid injury and extend the life of their shoes.
D3O Ballet Shoes (03:09)
Learn the design process for making ballet shoes economical and thin enough for regular use.
Protective Textiles: Kevlar and Nomex (01:59)
Learn the considerations for designing technical textiles. Kevlar was discovered in the 1960s, and is five times stronger than steel.
Kevlar's Applications (02:13)
Learn about the many items made with Kevlar. Other high performance yarns include Nomex, Conex, and Dyneema.
Technical Textile Construction (03:05)
Learn how experts create technical textiles and their many uses.
Credits: Interactive, Smart and Modern Textiles (00:43)
Credits: Interactive, Smart and Modern Textiles
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