Touch Sensitive Textiles
Touch-responsive textiles are sensors and interface systems.
Strain-sensitive electrically conductive textiles use functionalised graphene to allow real time monitoring of changes in stress, strain and pressure. When used in clothing, physical effort and wellbeing can be monitored. In structural health monitoring of civil engineering structures, such as roads, buildings and dams, maintenance costs can be reduced and data capture enriched.
Textiles that respond to touch can be developed for smart clothing that will interface with external systems. Touch-sensitive areas of clothing take the convergence of electronics and clothing beyond the current ‘wearables’ trend into the next phase of intelligent, self-reporting high value.clothing.