Segments in this Video

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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Interactive, Smart and Modern Textiles

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This program introduces students to new and key aspects of interactive and smart textiles and help them understand their characteristics, functions and applications. It draws examples from a wide range of textile products that students can easily identify with, from clothing to tents, ballet shoes to bags. Examples include: wearable electronics, conductive polymers and Kevlar.

Length: 43 minutes

Item#: BVL58585

ISBN: 978-1-64023-434-5

Copyright date: ©2012

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