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7. Materials That Matter

Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon2 and Kate Sicchio1

(1)Brooklyn, New York, USA

(2)Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Now that you are better acquainted with e-textiles and textiles, I am going to introduce a new set of materials that, in my opinion, make wearables far more interesting. For now, I will generally refer to them as smart materials. A smart material, in essence, is any material that has a property that changes state in reaction to an external stimuli such as temperature or light. Smart materials include piezoelectric materials , which generate voltage when ...

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