Fibers and Polymers

, Volume 14, Issue 9, pp 1556–1561 | Cite as

Data transmission textiles for smart clothing using conducting fibers

  • Keun-Yeong Choi
  • Yu-Rim Eo
  • Kitai Kim
  • Hojin Lee
  • Jooyong Kim


In this study, electrical properties and data transmission characteristics of 75D PET/silver composite filaments were measured and analyzed in order to explore the feasibility of “digital textiles” in terms of resistance, resonance frequency, dB loss, and Bandwidth. Those characteristics were measured and compared according to measurement length (10∼50 cm) and number of strands (1∼10) in order to provide a design guide line for smart clothing. According to the measurement results, electrical characteristics of conducting fiber can be enhanced by increasing the number of fiber strand. It was also demonstrated that multiple resonances could occur from conducting fiber when the fiber lengths are varied. Finally, it showed the delay time of conducting fiber reached the saturated value when the number of fiber strand exceeded five.


Digital textile Conducting fibers Smart clothing Power loss of conducting fibers Bandwidth of conducting fibers 


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© The Korean Fiber Society and Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keun-Yeong Choi
    • 2
  • Yu-Rim Eo
    • 1
  • Kitai Kim
    • 1
  • Hojin Lee
    • 2
  • Jooyong Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Organic Materials and Fiber EngineeringSoongsil UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.MEMS Display and Sensor Lab., School of Electronic EngineeringSoongsil UniversitySeoulKorea

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