Educational Unit: Technology and Engineering
Keywords: fundamentals of electricity, electrical characterisation of textiles
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Electronic textiles, also known as smart textiles, smart garments, smart clothing or smart fabrics, smart textiles are fabrics that enable digital technologies (components/electronics) to be embedded and interwoven in them, and provide added value to the wearer reacting to body and environmental stimuli (mechanical, thermal, chemical, biological, and magnetic).
With digital technologies as the enabler of communication/interaction between the user and the environment, the fundamental laws of electricity and electronics are crucial for an understanding of the existing and potential functions of smart textiles. The knowledge and skills acquired through the unit will allow the students to creatively solve problems and communicate in interdisciplinary teams to transfer innovation to novel applications and fields.
Basics of electricity, field and current
Fundamentals of electricity and electrical current
Impedance, resistance, influence, capacitance, inductance, sinusoid signals, resistor-capacitor (RC) filters
Systematic circuit – nodal analysis
Semiconductors, diodes and operational amplifiers
Electrical characterisation of textiles
Electronic measurement instrumentation
Using operational amplifiers
Writing technical essays and background research