Intelligent Textiles for Personal Protection and Safety

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Sundaresan Jayaraman, Paul Kiekens, Ana Marija Grancaric
IOS Press, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 147 pages
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Terrorism has become an integral part of everyday life in recent years and has dramatically affected the quality of life for individuals in society. Technology is the key to combating terrorism and protecting ordinary citizens, first responders and soldiers, among others, from danger. The area of intelligent or smart textiles is a rather new but rapidly emerging discipline with a high potential for payoff in the fight against terrorism. This publication shows the critical need to bring together the leading experts in the field to make an in-depth assessment of existing knowledge in the area of intelligent (smart) textiles for personal protection and safety, and to identify directions for future research. An important outcome or deliverable has been the Research Roadmap for the future in keeping with NATO's goals. The NATO provides a forum for young scientists and engineers to interact closely with the invited experts and participate in developing the Research Roadmap that is expected to advance this emerging discipline through collaborative research between NATO and Partner countries.

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