Course: Smart Clothing

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Course title Smart Clothing
Course code KOD/SOD
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kůs Zdeněk, prof. Dr. Ing.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Smart textiles, smart clothes - explanation 2. Functional smart fibres and textile, comparison with the classic materials 3. Smart fabric, parameters, properties. PCM, permeability, electric conductivity, textile sensors 4. Types od smart textile, clothes - active, passive 5. Barrier textiles, porous, non-porous, nanolayers 6. Methods of the measurement of barrier fabric, air permeability, water vapour permeability 7. Introduction into the electrical circuits for the weareable electronics 8. Introduction into the electrical circuits for the weareable electronics in clothes 9. Applicaton of sensors, wires in clothes, applications ( temperature, humidity, comfort 10. Textile sensors, possibility of detection of pressure, temperature, humidity, comfort 11. Application of smart textile for the medical purposes, bandages 12. Application of smart textiles for compression socks, 13. Application of smart textiles for medical applications ( physiology of the patients, beds, etc.) 14. Summary Laboratory: Based on and following the lectures. Laboratory experiments, testing. Experiments with the textile and classical sensors used in smart clothes.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Practicum
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 30 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) - 20 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 40 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The subject matter of the course is to get acquainted to students with smart textiles and their application in smart clothing made around the world. Objective of the course - learning outcomes and competences: Students will get an overview of materials used for the production of smart clothing, wearable electronics and classic sensors, textile sensors and applications in clothing and protective clothing. Theoretical instruction is complemented by excursions to selected companies.
Theoretical and practical knowledge dealing with content of lectures and excercises

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination

Credit: Active participation in seminars, homework, presentation Examination: written and oral
Recommended literature
  • HOOF, J., DEMIRIS,G. a WOUTERS,E. Handbook of smart homes, health care and well-being: with 172 figures and 20 tables. Switzerland: Springer Reference, 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-01582-8.
  • JONES, I., STYLIOS, K. Joining textiles-principles and applications.. Woodhead publishing series in textiles, number 110, 2013. ISBN 978-1-84569-627-6.
  • LI, Y. a WONG,A. Clothing biosensory engineering. Boca Raton: CRC Press,, 2006. ISBN 1-85573-925-9.
  • Militký, J. Textilní vlákna klasická a speciální, skripta TUL. Liberec: Technická univerzita v Liberci, 2005. ISBN 807083644X.
  • TAO, X. Handbook of Smart Textiles. Singapore: Springer, 2015. ISBN 978-981-4451-44-4.

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