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Transition of smart textiles to clothing still not complete
May '09
Smart textiles have seen versatile applications. Representatives from the clothing industry at the avantex-symposium in Frankfurt 2005 mentioned that there is a lack of demand for wearable electronics which seems to be incomplete in medical and cleaning aspects.

Consumer expects durability in the performance of smart materials in activities like radiation proof, and secure handling.

Two points should be considered while making smart fabrics. First is the requirement to have confidence in materials used. Second is, the people who develop smart fabrics have to mediate between the consumer and the materials.

Apart from thinking about the fortune, while making these fabrics, an ingenious application of the materials should also be considered. Sustainable material codes and material mediation serve a necessary confidence in the future of smart textiles.

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