"Garment-Integrated Technologies Created Using Reactive Vapor Deposition": Chemistry Seminar with Professor Trisha Andrew of UMass

September 21, 2018 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm (already occurred)
Professor Trisha Andrew

Off-the-shelf garments, textiles and threads/yarns can be nondestructively transformed into electronic circuit components using reactive vapor deposition. Selected technologies created using vapor-coated fibers and textiles will be described, including: (1) smart elbow braces for movement sensing; (2) textile triboelectric generators that convert small body motions into stored energy; (3) thread/yarn supercapacitors that can be sewed or knitted into garments for wearable and portable energy storage; (4) fabric electrodes for bioimpedance spectroscopy; (5) wear-, wash- and ironing-resistant active heating garments; and (6) thermoelectric wristbands that convert stray body heat into stored power.

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Cathy Stillerman
(413) 542-2342
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