Textile Electronics for VR/AR Applications

Su Liu, Kitming Ma, Bao Yang, Heng Li, Xiaoming Tao

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Textile electronics addresses fibers or fiber assemblies with electronic functions to generate, transmit, modulate, and detect electrons. Interactive textile electronic devices may provide suitable platforms for virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR) applications because of their excellent performance and unique immersive features such as lightweight, handiness, flexibility, comfort, and low strain even under high deformations. This paper presents a systematic review of the literature on the state-of-the-art of interactive devices, fabrication technologies, system integration, promising applications, and challenges involved in textile-based VR/AR systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2007254
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2020


  • augmented reality
  • interactive devices
  • textile electronics
  • virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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