Clothing + Embedded Technology: Past Challenges, Future Opportunities Developments in the Design of Smart Clothing and Wearable Technology.

Braddock-Clarke, Sarah ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2794-5138 (2022) Clothing + Embedded Technology: Past Challenges, Future Opportunities Developments in the Design of Smart Clothing and Wearable Technology. In: Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology (Second Edition). Second Edition . Elsevier, Amsterdam, Cambridge, and London. ISBN ISBN: 9780128195260 (print). ISBN: 9780128205778 (online).

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Clothing + Embedded Technology: Past Challenges, Future Opportunities

By Sarah Elizabeth Braddock Clarke

Chapter Keywords:
Design; aesthetics; function; collaboration; materials; technologies; physical/digital; interactive; sport; fashion.
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Chapter Abstract:
With a focus on the positive attributes that good design can bring an overview of developments in the area of smart clothing and wearable technology is given, as well as current prototypes that pave the way for future production. Highlights of the past three decades are given that demonstrate innovation in materials and technologies to ensure desirable aesthetics and functions, both visual and tactile, for increased performance capabilities. Past challenges are addressed where clothing embedded with technology has perhaps not reached its full potential and possible considerations are posed where interactive, human-centred design is core. In the creation of body-related items benefits are given of collaborations between disciplines together with a fusion of physical and digital approaches and realisations. Looking ahead to a positive future, the growth of this area follows a trajectory of inclusive and sustainable design across the worlds of sport and fashion.

Past Challenges, Future Opportunities Developments in the Design of Smart Clothing and Wearable Technology

My chapter is Chapter One – titled Clothing + Embedded Technology: Past Challenges, Future Opportunities of Part One – Developments in the Design of Smart Clothing and Wearable Technology. My chapter provides an overview of developments in the sector over the last decade and focuses on the practice of good design and connections between traditional, physical approaches with available and future digital technologies. The publication is intended as an academic resource for designers, industry, researchers, and end-users.
Published as a paperback book (626 pages) and as an electronic book (searchable PDF) - 16 September 2022.
ISBN: 9780128195260 (print). ISBN: 9780128205778 (online).
(2020 – September 2022)

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: ISBN: 9780128195260 (print). ISBN: 9780128205778 (online).
Subjects: Fashion & Textiles > Fashion
Fashion & Textiles
Technology > Inventions & Patents
Science
Fashion & Textiles > Textiles
Courses by Department: The Fashion & Textiles Institute > Fashion Design
Depositing User: Sarah Braddock-Clarke
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2023 16:27
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2023 14:15
URI: https://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/5316

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