Advances in Smart Medical Textiles: Treatments and Health Monitoring

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Advances in Smart Medical Textiles: Treatments and Health Monitoring
Edited by L. van Langenhove
Advances in Smart Medical Textiles: Treatments and Health Monitoring

Contents
List of contributors ix
Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles xi

Part One Materials for smart medical textiles 1
1 Shape memory polymers in medical textiles 3
Mohsen Miraftab
1.1 Introduction 3
1.2 Types and properties of shape memory materials 5
1.3 Shape memory coating and finishing techniques for smart textiles 9
1.4 Applications of shape memory materials in medical textiles 10
1.5 Future trends 15
Sources of further information and advice 15
References 16
2 Smart dyes for medical textiles 19
Vedran Durasevic
2.1 Introduction 19
2.2 Chromism 20
2.3 Photochromism 21
2.4 Thermochromism 37
2.5 Conclusion 50
References 51
3 Nanofibres for medical textiles 57
Wen Zhong
3.1 Introduction 57
3.2 Types and properties of nanofibres 57
3.3 Applications of nanotechnology in medical textiles 63
3.4 Future trends 65
3.5 Conclusion 66
References 67

Part Two Smart textiles for medical treatments 71
4 Active textile dressings for wound healing 73
Bojana Voncina, Lidija Zemlji_c Fras, Tiana Ristic
4.1 Introduction 73
4.2 Principles of wound healing 73
4.3 Types of textile used in wound healing 74
4.4 Applications of smart materials in wound care 80
4.5 Future trends 86
4.6 Conclusion 87
References 87
5 Smart textiles for infection control management 93
Subbiyan Rajendran, Subhash C. Anand
5.1 Introduction 93
5.2 Infection control 94
5.3 Conclusions 114
References 114
6 Drug-releasing textiles 119
Tahir Shah, Silviya Halacheva
6.1 Introduction 119
6.2 Principles of drug release 121
6.3 Classification of drug-release textiles 132
6.4 Fabrication of drug-release systems 136
6.5 Characterisation of drug-release textiles 141
6.6 Applications of drug-releasing textiles 142
6.7 Future trends 145
6.8 Conclusions 146
References 146
7 Designing ultra-personalised embodied smart textile services for well-being 155
Martijn ten Bh€omer, Oscar Tomico, Stephan Wensveen
7.1 Introduction 155
7.2 Designing embodied smart textile services 156
7.3 Exploring embodiment in smart textile services for well-being 157
7.4 Case studies 161
7.5 Conclusions 173
Acknowledgements 174
References 175
8 Light-emitting fabrics for photodynamic therapy 177
Yesim Oguz, Cédric Cochrane, Serge R. Mordon, Jean Claude Lesage,
Vladan Koncar
8.1 Introduction 177
8.2 Materials and methods 182
8.3 Results and discussion 186
8.4 Conclusions 192
References 193

Part Three Textile-based sensors for health monitoring 195
9 Textiles with integrated sleep-monitoring sensors 197
Anne Schwarz-Pfeiffer, Melanie Hoerr, Viktorija Mecnika
9.1 Introduction 197
9.2 The need for textiles with integrated sleep-monitoring sensors 198
9.3 Principles of textile-based sensors for sleep-monitoring 199
9.4 Applications of textile-based sensors for sleep-monitoring 204
9.5 Conclusions 211
References 212
10 Medical applications of smart textiles 215
Shirley Coyle, Dermot Diamond
10.1 Introduction 215
10.2 Monitoring of body parameters 216
10.3 Challenges in medical smart textiles 226
10.4 Trends and applications of medical smart textiles 229
10.5 Conclusions 233
References 233
11 Textile-integrated electronics for ambulatory pregnancy monitoring 239
Monica Perusquía-Hern_andez, Wei Chen, Loe Feijs
11.1 Introduction 239
11.2 Trends and innovation in pregnancy monitoring 240
11.3 Design space 246
11.4 Towards the ideal pregnancy monitoring system 247
11.5 User research 248
11.6 Case study of a wearable pregnancy monitoring system 253
11.7 Future trends 263
References 265
Index 269

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