Advances in Smart Medical Textiles: Treatments and Health by Lieva van Langenhove

By Lieva van Langenhove

Advances in clever scientific Textiles: remedies and health and wellbeing Monitoring presents accomplished insurance on shrewdpermanent textiles, the rising and critical fabrics which are discovering functions within the fields of medication and healthcare.

The publication explores the variety of shrewdpermanent textiles on hand to be used in medication and the move of those cutting edge applied sciences into clinical purposes. Early chapters survey a variety of clever fibers, materials, and finishes, whereas next sections specialise in the function of shrewdpermanent textiles in treating sufferers, from wound care to rehabilitation, and using textile-based sensors and wearable electronics for tracking sufferer health.

  • Provides a accomplished overview of the fabrics utilized in clever scientific textiles
  • Analyzes the applying of those textiles in clinical remedies and sensors for future health monitoring
  • Covers the variety of overseas learn within the box and retains specialise in the desires of the cloth

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2013). One of the latest research application potentials of SMPs is their role in controlling obesity caused by overeating. As an intragastric implant, one could be made to expand when a certain amount of food is eaten, giving an impression of fullness and hence helping the individual to lose weight naturally (Patent, PCT/US2006/004728). , 2014). In the company of conductive polymers, they could also be used as electroactive and remote sensing actuators (Smith, 2010; Wan and Stylios, 2007). One non-invasive potential application of shape memory polymers is their utilisation in the possible treatment of venous leg ulcers.

The market size is enormous, up to the equivalent of 100 million dollars annually in the United Kingdom alone and as much as several 100 millions of dollars annually worldwide. To cast the injury or fix the position of a broken component, plaster powder is mixed with water and then applied to the injured body part such as arms and legs with a padding underlay. The cast can subsequently be easily smoothened and made to any shape when it is wet, but becomes solidified when it is dried. The dried plaster cast has a high degree of hardness and good mechanical strength 14 Advances in Smart Medical Textiles such that it can protect the injury and allow the broken bone to heal.

Journal of the Korean Nuclear Society 33 (2). , May 31, 2002. Biodegradable, elastic shape-memory polymers for potential biomedical applications. Science 296 (5573), 1673e1676. 1066102. , 2014. Self-healing Composites: Shape Memory Polymer Based Structures. ISBN: 978-1118-45242-4. , 2007. Review of progress in shape-memory polymers. Journal of Materials Chemistry 17, 1543e1558. , August 23, 2007. Advanced Materials and Structures and Their Fabrication Processes. Narvik University College, HiN. , Shape Memory Cast, UK Patent Appl.

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