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Dataset for Integrating Flexible Filament Circuits for E‐Textile Applications

Dataset for Integrating Flexible Filament Circuits for E‐Textile Applications
Dataset for Integrating Flexible Filament Circuits for E‐Textile Applications
Dataset supports: Komolafe, A. et al. (2019). Integrating Flexible Filament Circuits for E-Textile Applications. Advanced Materials Technologies.Practical wearable e‐textiles must be durable and retain, as far as possible, the textile properties such as drape, feel, lightweight, breathability, and washability that make fabrics suitable for clothing. Early e‐textile garments were realized by inserting standard portable electronic devices into bespoke pockets and arranging interconnects and cabling across the garment. In these examples, the textile merely served as a vehicle to house the electronics and had no inherent electronic functionality. A reduction in electronic component size, the development of flexible circuits, and the ability to weave robust interconnects offer the potential for improved levels of electronic integration within the textile. The weaving of electronic circuit filaments less than 2 mm wide into fabrics such that the electronics are fully concealed in the textile and given extra protection by the surrounding textile fibers is introduced. The failure mechanisms for different filament circuit designs before and after integration into the textile are investigated with a 90° cyclical bending test. Results show that encapsulated filament circuits embedded within the textile survive 45 washing cycles and more than 1500 cycles of 90° bending around a bending radius of 10 mm, performing five times better than equivalent filament circuits before integration into the fabric.
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Komolafe, Abiodun
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Torah, Russel
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Wei, Yang
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Nunes Matos, Helga
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Li, Menglong
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Hardy, Dorothy
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Dias, Tilak
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Tudor, Michael
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Beeby, Stephen
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Komolafe, Abiodun
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Torah, Russel
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Wei, Yang
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Nunes Matos, Helga
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Li, Menglong
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Hardy, Dorothy
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Dias, Tilak
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Tudor, Michael
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Beeby, Stephen
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Komolafe, Abiodun, Torah, Russel, Wei, Yang and Li, Menglong (2019) Dataset for Integrating Flexible Filament Circuits for E‐Textile Applications. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D0365 [Dataset]

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Abstract

Dataset supports: Komolafe, A. et al. (2019). Integrating Flexible Filament Circuits for E-Textile Applications. Advanced Materials Technologies.Practical wearable e‐textiles must be durable and retain, as far as possible, the textile properties such as drape, feel, lightweight, breathability, and washability that make fabrics suitable for clothing. Early e‐textile garments were realized by inserting standard portable electronic devices into bespoke pockets and arranging interconnects and cabling across the garment. In these examples, the textile merely served as a vehicle to house the electronics and had no inherent electronic functionality. A reduction in electronic component size, the development of flexible circuits, and the ability to weave robust interconnects offer the potential for improved levels of electronic integration within the textile. The weaving of electronic circuit filaments less than 2 mm wide into fabrics such that the electronics are fully concealed in the textile and given extra protection by the surrounding textile fibers is introduced. The failure mechanisms for different filament circuit designs before and after integration into the textile are investigated with a 90° cyclical bending test. Results show that encapsulated filament circuits embedded within the textile survive 45 washing cycles and more than 1500 cycles of 90° bending around a bending radius of 10 mm, performing five times better than equivalent filament circuits before integration into the fabric.

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Published date: 1 June 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 431869
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/431869
PURE UUID: 10985341-008b-4be1-8a76-fc00d961a808
ORCID for Russel Torah: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5598-2860
ORCID for Yang Wei: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6195-8595
ORCID for Michael Tudor: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1179-9455
ORCID for Stephen Beeby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0800-1759

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Date deposited: 19 Jun 2019 16:32
Last modified: 29 Apr 2021 01:34

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Creator: Abiodun Komolafe
Creator: Russel Torah ORCID iD
Creator: Yang Wei ORCID iD
UNSPECIFIED: Helga Nunes Matos
Creator: Menglong Li
UNSPECIFIED: Dorothy Hardy
UNSPECIFIED: Tilak Dias
Research team head: Michael Tudor ORCID iD
Research team head: Stephen Beeby ORCID iD

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