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Wearable Sensors by Edward Sazonov

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Chapter 3.2

Woven Electronic Textiles

Tomohiro Kuroda1, Hideya Takahashi2 and Atsuji Masuda3,    1Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan,    2Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan,    3Industrial Technology Center of Fukui Prefecture, Fukui, Japan

Establishing an industrial production process for manufacturing of complex e-textiles is indispensable for making wearable sensors commodity goods. This chapter introduces weaving, the most common approach to developing textiles. Weaving enables both prototyping and mass production with the same production process, and is available to embed complex circuits or specially designed device-carrying yarn into multi-layered textiles. This chapter introduces basic techniques of weaving suitable for e-textile ...

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