College of Nursing Fall Seminar Series with Trisha Andrew
September 18, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
Please join the College of Nursing for the second talk in its 2018 Fall Seminar Series. Trisha Andrew will present "Garment-Integrated Technologies Created Using Reactive Vapor Deposition." Off-the-shelf garments, textiles and threads/yarns, can be nondestructively transformed into electronic circuit components using reactive vapor deposition. Andrew will describe selected technologies created using vapor-coated fibers and textiles, including smart elbow braces for movement sensing; textile triboelectric generators that convert small body motions into stored energy; thread/yarn supercapacitors that can be sewed or knitted into garments for wearable and portable energy storage; fabric electrodes for bioimpedance spectroscopy; wear-, wash- and ironing-resistant active heating garments, and thermoelectric wristbands that convert stray body heat into stored power.