Electrotextiles: Concepts and challenges

Sigurd Wagner, Eitan Bonderover, William B. Jordan, James C. Sturm

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Electrotextiles (e-textiles) are fabrics made from yarns that carry electronic components. Circuits are made from such yarns by weaving. We describe the technical development of the concept of e-textiles, and briefly discuss three challenges: connectivity, materials and fabrication, and wear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-399
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Electrotextile
  • Wearable electronics
  • Woven circuits


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