Smart Textiles for Medicine and Healthcare: Materials, Systems and Applications (Hardcover)

Smart Textiles for Medicine and Healthcare: Materials, Systems and Applications By Lieva Van Langenhove (Editor) Cover Image
By Lieva Van Langenhove (Editor)
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Description


Smart or intelligent textiles are a relatively novel area of research within the textile industry with enormous potential within the healthcare industry. This book provides a unique insight into recent developments in how smart textiles are being used in the medical field.The first part of the book assesses trends in smart medical textiles. Chapters cover topics such as wound care materials, drug-based release systems and electronic sensors for health care. The second part of the book discusses the role of smart textile in monitoring the health of particular groups such as pregnant women, children, the elderly and those with particular physical disabilities.With its distinguished editor and team of international contributors, this book provides a unique and essential reference to those concerned with intelligent textiles in healthcare.

About the Author


Dr. Lieva Van Langenhove is Professor of Textiles at the University of Gent, Belguim, and is internationally acclaimed for her research on smart textiles, in particular for applications relating to comfort and the health sector.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781845690274
ISBN-10: 1845690273
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Publication Date: February 21st, 2007
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles