Smart materials and devices for electronic textiles

Abstract

Electronic textiles (e-textiles) have attracted a significantly increasing amount of interest in recent years. A wide variety of e-textile devices, systems, and applications have been reported. The development of smart materials and devices has played a critical role in this rapid progress of e-textiles. This article provides a concise review of the development of e-textiles and their applications. It introduces the three articles included in this issue. Finally, it discusses the challenges of this field.

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Zheng, Z., Jur, J. & Cheng, W. Smart materials and devices for electronic textiles. MRS Bulletin (2021). https://doi.org/10.1557/s43577-021-00120-5

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Keywords

  • Electronic material
  • Flexible
  • Devices
  • Fiber
  • Sensor