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Trends in Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology

Technical Considerations and Specifications for Conductive Machine Embroidery

  • Open or CloseRachel J Eike1*, Ava Depping2 and Allyson Cliett3

    1Apparel Merchandising and Design, Iowa State University, USA

    2Apparel Design & Product Development, Iowa State University, USA

    3Baylor University, USA

    *Corresponding author:Rachel J Eike, Apparel Merchandising and Design, Iowa State University, USA

Submission: February 19, 2020Published: March 04, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/TTEFT.2019.05.000626

ISSN: 2578-0271
Volume6 Issue1


Advancements in wireless body area networks (WBANs) involve the integration of circuitry into softgood products that provide a low profile and desirable tactical hand for consumers/users. One way in which to integrate technology into soft goods is through embroidery, more specifically conductive machine embroidery. This paper provides foundational details on how substrates (i.e., soft-good textiles) are formed, outlines key details to assist in the reporting of all technical considerations of conductive machine embroidery, and provides recommendations from observations of a conducted study to streamline the machine embroidery manufacturing process for future researchers to replicate, verify, and build upon disseminated works.

Keywords: Conductive embroidery; E-textiles; WBANs; Smart garments; Textile antennas

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