Smart Textiles and Wearable Technologies Market Study by Textiles Intelligence Now Available at MarketPublishers.com02 Mar 2012 • by Natalie Aster
LONDON – Smart textiles are textiles which can sense and react to an environment or stimulus -- including heat or light -- or have been treated to provide added functionality, such as stain resistance or odour control. These products have the potential to change the way people dress, communicate, respond to emergencies, manage their health and even entertain themselves.
Demand for smart textiles and wearable technology will be fuelled by the public's fascination with high technology -- especially among the Internet generation, which has a close affinity with electronic and other high-tech devices such as iPods and smartphones. The barriers to the widespread adoption of smart textiles and wearable technology will need to be surmounted if the sector is to fulfil its potential and become more than a tiny niche market which is confined to specialist applications such as protective apparel and military wear. In particular, issues such as power supply and costs must be addressed.
The production of smart textiles and wearable technology will become increasingly cost effective as the cost of electronics continues to decline. Moreover, developments are being made to improve the integration of batteries into textile structures.
New market report "Smart Textiles and Wearable Technology: Opportunities for Life Enhancement and Health Management" prepared by Textiles Intelligence covers a wealth of information including descriptions of the characteristics of smart textiles and wearable technology, the development of the industry, the materials and technologies used, projects and corporate collaborations, potential markets, and opportunities and threats in the market.
The report provides an overview of the applications of smart textiles and wearable technology in a number of fields and examples of innovative smart textile and wearable technology products on the market.
Smart Textiles and Wearable Technology: Opportunities for Life Enhancement and Health Management
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