The aim of this project is to use wearable electronic technology to develop a novel thermal textile in which the function of temperature control is applicable to both general and medical apparel.
The formation of the novel conductive fabric is achieved by using a combination of textile-based technologies to knit together conductive fibres. The theoretical basis for this process is provided by the resistive network model in which properties of sheet resistance, length resistance and contact resistance provide various fabric structure and density.
The thermal conductive textile has a wide range of applications including:
A complete design approach was employed to make the soft textile thermal circuit more aesthetically pleasing and lighter. The design achieves target resistance through the interconnection and arrangement of conductive paths and inner conductive yarns. This arrangement strengthens the aesthetic expression of the visible circuit, making it a design feature offering comfort and convenience.
A non-exclusive licence covers the knowhow of fabricating a sweater with thermal heating structures.
|Silver Medal in the 42nd International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (2014)|
|Research Start Date||2012-11-08|
Fung Fat Knitting Mft. Ltd.