Topic outline

  • General

    Welcome to the "Smart and Intelligent Textiles" course.

    The course will help you to understand the different types of smart materials that can augment garments, as well as their effects.

    Course materials are divided into three categories according to the three target groups:
    1. student trainees
    2. staff trainees
    3. teacher/researcher trainees

    Prepared by Dr. Benny Malengier and Dr. Granch Berhe Tseghai

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    Course Objectives

    The course aims at

    • addressing the current status and way forwards of smart textiles
    • assisting experts and students in the field on how smart textiles are fabricated
    • assisting experts and students in the field in knowing ICT tools used in smart textiles

    The learning outcomes of this course are

    • understanding of the different types of smart materials that can augment garments and their effects
    • understanding of models to simulate the effect the of smart materials
    • to create and program a basic intelligent garment with textile sensor, data processing unit and textile actuator
    • knowledge of the latest developments of smart textiles
    • to suggest what smart materials to use for specific use cases
    • to create designs for augmented garments
    • to create models to simulate augmented garments
    • to construct an intelligent garment
    • to program an intelligent garment
    Responsibilities / autonomy
    • update an existing product portfolio with state-of-the-art smart materials
    • manage software engineers and non-textile specialists in creating a smart garment

    • Introduction to Smart and Intelligent Textiles

    • Components of Smart Textile System

    • Functional Materials for Smart Textiles

    • Fabrication Methods of Smart Textiles

    • Application Areas of Smart Textiles