College of Nursing Fall Seminar Series with Trisha Andrew

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September 18, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Skinner Hall

Room: 101

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Ian Cooke

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.

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