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Title: Embroidery and related manufacturing techniques for wearable antennas: Challenges and opportunities
Authors: Tsolis, Aris
Whittow, W.G.
Alexandridis, Antonis A.
Vardaxoglou, J.C.
Keywords: Wearable antennas
Embroidered antennas
Wearable technology
Inkjet printing
Textiles
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © 2014 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland
Citation: TSOLIS, A. ... et al., 2014. Embroidery and related manufacturing techniques for wearable antennas: Challenges and opportunities. Electronics, 3 (2), pp. 314 - 338.
Abstract: This paper will review the evolution of wearable textile antennas over the last couple of decades. Particular emphasis will be given to the process of embroidery. This technique is advantageous for the following reasons: (i) bespoke or mass produced designs can be manufactured using digitized embroidery machines; (ii) glue is not required and (iii) the designs are aesthetic and are integrated into clothing rather than being attached to it. The embroidery technique will be compared to alternative manufacturing processes. The challenges facing the industrial and public acceptance of this technology will be assessed. Hence, the key opportunities will be highlighted.
Description: This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
Version: Published
DOI: 10.3390/electronics3020314
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14809
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/electronics3020314
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