Source: EPCI e-Symposium PCNS paper
by Tomas Blecha, Radek Soukup, Jan Reboun (1) and Miroslav Tichy (2)
1) Department of Technologies and Measurement, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic
2) VUB, Usti nad Orlici, Czech Republic, email@example.com
presented by T.Blecha at the 2nd PCNS 10-13th September 2019, Bucharest, Romania as paper 4.3.
Wearable electronics and smart textiles are a rapidly developing area currently. Integration of electronic components and systems directly on/into textile substrates leads to the development of promising new technologies among which it is possible to include embroidering and knitting of passive electronic elements directly onto textile substrates. A hybrid conductive thread is the basic building block of these elements and it contains a different number and different kinds of metal fibers.
The article deals with a brief description of hybrid conductive threads and their specific applications in electronic systems. The article also includes the measured basic electrical and mechanical parameters of the described textile electronic elements where their long-term stability and resistance to routine maintenance (washing and drying) of textile substrates are also very important for these textile electronic elements. (more…)