The interactive optical fiber fabrics for smart interior environment

Z. Q. Bai, A. H. Dong, Z. Y. Du, Jeanne Tan

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Comparing to conventional textiles, interactive photonic textiles can emit light, present different colors, change the surface pattern and can interact with users. They are particularly suitable for decorative purpose. Home furniture is one possible application [1]. With attractive illumination and color effect, the photonic textiles can also be used in hotels, exhibition halls, restaurants and many other circumstances to enhance the interior environment. However, the functionality of the interactive photonic textile for interior purpose is still underdeveloped, since there are still sever challenges about how to improve the usability and functionality of the interactive textile. This project aims to study how to improve the interactive function of photonic textiles, which can enhance the well-being of the end-user. In the end, a color-changeable interactive cushion which can detect the main primary particulate matter (PM) 2.5 was developed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number072003
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2017
Event17th World Textile Conference: Shaping the Future of Textiles, AUTEX 2017 - Corfu, Greece
Duration: 29 May 201731 May 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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