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It is through this combination of human biology and photography that I became involved with the MA in Performance Sportswear with Jane McCann leading to co-editing the two books from Woodhead Publishing.
My current writing is focussed on bringing a number of manuals I have used for teaching students up-to-date and pulling the material together for a general book on Scientific Photography, a guide and how to rather than heavy theory, updating work on Medicolegal/Personal Injury Photography and a new work on Osteological Photography i.e. How to photograph bones for osteoarchaeology and forensic anthropology.
Despite the world’s aging population, suitable clothing for the older community is a largely neglected area. This book considers the needs of the growing number of active older people and investigates how recent developments in textiles, fibres, finishes, design and integrated technology can be deployed to serve this group and improve quality of life.
Part I provides an understanding of the active aging population by considering the group’s experiences of and attitudes towards clothing and reviewing the barriers to their adoption of new wearable technologies. Part II focuses on the needs of the older population, including effective communication with designers and the age-related anatomical and physiological changes that designs should consider. Part III reviews design requirements and processes, and finally Part IV reviews the manufacture of suitable apparel, with chapters on suitable textile fibres, balancing technology and aesthetics and wearable electronics.
- Summarises the wealth of recent research on attitudes to clothing amongst the active ageing population
- Looks into how their aspirations can be investigated and appropriate apparel designed to meet their needs
- Examines design and manufacturing issues, including ways of accommodating physiological changes with age and the use of wearable electronics
Part one looks at the design of smart clothing and wearable technology including the emergence of wearable computing, end-user requirements, and the design process from fibre selection to product launch. Part two examines the general requirements for merging of a range of textile structures with technology and communications for wearable technologies. Part three reviews the types of production technologies available for the development of smart clothing, including garment construction and fabric joining, and the final part discusses the application of these new technologies in smart clothing products and their presentation to consumers.
Smart clothes and wearable technology is a unique and essential reference source for researchers, designers and engineers developing textiles and clothing products in this cross-disciplinary area. It is also beneficial for those in the healthcare industry and academics researching textiles, fashion and design.
- Examines this emerging area of textile research including a brief history and industry overview
- Assesses the technologies and materials available for the design and production of smart clothing
- Summarises requirements for smart textiles from both health and performance perspectives