Title: Application of hybrid heating textile structures in clothing for seniors
Authors: Havelka, Antonín
Tichý, Miroslav
Soukup, Radek
Nagy, Ladislav
Citation: HAVELKA, A., TICHÝ, M., SOUKUP, R., NAGY, L. Application of hybrid heating textile structures in clothing for seniors. Fibres and Textiles. Vlákna a textil, 2018, roč. 25, č. 4, s. 26-30. ISSN 1335-0617.
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Document type: článek
URI: 2-s2.0-85064515108
ISSN: 1335-0617
Keywords in different language: thermoregulation;clothing;comfort;heating;smart textiles
Abstract in different language: Active integral electronic elements in smart clothes can increase the utility value of the garment and the user's comfort. This article is primarily focuses on the comfort of clothing designed especially for the elderly, or people with impaired thermoregulatory capabilities. The research part is focuses on the possibilities of increasing clothing comfort of application a smart electronic textile element into garments. ft deals especially with the possibilities of application of electric heating built directly into clothing for seniors, especially for clothes designed for cold environment. The proposed heating system based on embroidery with using hybrid threads can be use especially in winter clothing, but can also be used for home-use clothing or everywhere it is disadvantageous or inappropriately to increase the ambient temperature. The main goal is to improve physiological comfort and ensure thermal comfort in the winter months. From the textile point of view, it is important to ensure that the integration of the heating structure into the garment in order to fulfil its function as best as possible and allow the normal maintenance of the garment by the user and have no impair to the physiological comfort and other utility properties which are also important for the garment. fn the case of seniors, the electronics must contain safety features to prevent tampering and avoid the risk of injury to the user. The textile part must therefore comply with both the textile and maintenance requirements as well as the electrical properties. When using active elements in clothing, we need to address the issue of safety, routine clothing maintenance, battery placement, electronics interconnection, durability and other aspects of textile and electronic character. This paper describes the possibilities of creating heating elements using an embroidery machine and the possibility of their integration into selected types of clothing. A practical example then demonstrates the use of hybrid threads that are applied by embroidering the heating structure directly onto a suitable textile backing, demonstrating their potential for increasing the utility properties of the garment.
Rights: © Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
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