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Advances in Smart Medical Textiles

Advances in Smart Medical Textiles
  • Author : Lieva van Langenhove
  • Publsiher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 02 December 2015
  • ISBN : 1782424008
  • Pages : 298 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Summary:
Advances in Smart Medical Textiles: Treatments and Health Monitoring provides comprehensive coverage on smart textiles, the emerging and important materials that are finding applications in the fields of medicine and healthcare. The book explores the range of smart textiles available for use in medicine and the transfer of these innovative technologies into medical applications. Early chapters survey various smart fibers, fabrics, and finishes, while subsequent sections focus on the role of smart textiles in treating patients, from wound care to rehabilitation, and the use of textile-based sensors and wearable electronics for monitoring patient health. Provides a comprehensive review of the materials used in smart medical textiles Analyzes the application of these textiles in medical treatments and sensors for health monitoring Covers the range of international research in the field and keeps focus on the needs of the textile industry