Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology 2nd Edition

  • No. of pages: 496
  • Language: English
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128195260


Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology, Second Edition focuses on the design process, material selection, garment construction, and new production techniques for smart clothing. Building on the success of the previous edition, this book brings wearable technologies ever closer to market with its design-led approach to the integration of technologies into textiles. This design-led, cross-disciplinary approach to the development of hybrid processes ensures that results are both attractive and usable to wider audiences.

The book will also help designers adapt their product development processes in response to novel textile and garment manufacturing technologies. Case studies showing best practices and warning of pitfalls help the reader develop applications and products in the real world. The differences between testing and design for smart and traditional clothes are also discussed.

Key Features

  • Features new chapters on textile processes including knit, weave, print and embroidery for specialist Smart Clothing and footwear applications, as well as for personal protection
  • Provides an update on current applications and investigates possible future developments in the integration of technology into clothing
  • Raises important issues around end-of-life and disposal of smart clothing and wearable technologies


Textile, fashion, and product designers. Manufacturers of textile, wearables, electronic and telecom systems. Researchers looking at technological applications of smart wearables

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Introduction: Past, Present and Future
    1. Clothing and Embedded Technology: Past Challenges, Future Opportunities
    2. History of Wearable Computing, wearable electronics and smart clothing
    3. Why Consumers Resist Wearables and What to Do About It
  • Part 2: Textiles and Technologies
    4. Sustainable fibre development from bio-materials
    5. Woven Structures and their impact on the function and performance of Smart Clothing
    6. The application of knitting technologies within e-textiles
    7. Digital embroidery techniques and applications for smart clothing and wearable technology
    8. Sensors and Computing Systems in Smart Clothing
    9. Power supply sources for smart textiles
    10. Smart colour: textile innovation in colouration from manufacturing techniques to applications for smart clothing and wearable technology
  • Part 3: Smart Garment Development
    11. Designing smart clothing and wearable technology for the body: Anatomical and physiological considerations
    12. Collaborative Design Principles for Smart Clothing and Wearable Technology
    13. Identification of Design Requirements for Smart Clothing and Wearable Technology
    14. Preparation for Smart Clothing Production
    15. A methodology for the effective design specification of garments with integrated wearable technology
    16. Applying people-Centred design methods to enhance the development of wearable technology within everyday life
    17. Design Strategies in E-Textiles
  • Part 4: Smart Clothing Production and Applications
    18. Smart Footwear: Through a Designer’s Perspective
    19. Smart clothing and wearable technology for the performing arts
    20. Smart Clothing and wearable technology in medical and healthcare applications
    21. Smart Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Lessons Learned from COVID-19 in 2020


PRE-ORDER published August 1, 2022

Additional information

Weight 3 kg