Study on Different Techniques Of Fabricating Conductive Fabrics For Developing Teleintimation Garment For Soldier's Status Monitoring Applications.
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Room details: TBA
13:55 - 14:15
In recent years, interdisciplinary studies have been the mainstream in research discourses and practices. Depending on the degree on integration, the combination of electronics and textiles can be divided into three categories: wearable electronics, textronics and fibertronics. This work discussed about development of cotton wrapped nichrome yarn, copper core conductive yarn, optical core conductive yarn POF of different diameters to produce, nichrome fabric, copper core conductive fabric, optical core conductive fabric and teleintimation fabric. The yarn and the fabrics were tested using a dedicated test rig developed for this research work. This paper develops and demonstrates technologies useful for implementing a manageable cost effective systems approach to monitoring the medical condition of personnel by way of an instrumented uniform hereafter referred to as Teleintimation Garment (TG). The TG consists of a form fitting garment which contains and interconnects sensing elements and device to an electronics pack containing a processor and transmitter. The TG prototype requires fiber, textile, garment and sensor development. The TG consists of a mesh of electrically and optically conductive fibers integrated into the normal structure of fibers and yarns selected for comfort and durability. A suite of Teleintimation garment compatible embedded biological and physical sensors are then integrated into the TG. The initial TG sensor suite is selected to improve triage for combat causalities.This work provides the platform for the methodology of developing conductive yarns and fabric for the wearable electronics product development to progress on the issue of user acceptability
Dr L Ashok Kumar is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from San Diego State University, California. He is a recipient of BHAVAN fellowship from Indo US Science and Technology Forum. His current research focuses on Integration of Renewable Energy Systems in the Smart Grid and Wearable Electronics. He has 3 years of industrial experience and 17 years of academic and research experiences. He has authored 6 books in his areas of interest. He has published 110 technical papers in International and National Journals and presented 107 papers in National and International Conferences. He has completed 12 Government of India funded projects and currently 5 projects are under progress. His PhD work on Wearable Electronics bagged National Award from ISTE and he has received 12 Awards in the National level. Ashok Kumar has 3 patents to his credit. He is a Member and in prestigious positions in various National Forums. He has visited many countries for institute industry collaboration and as a Keynote speaker. He has been an Invited speaker in 110 programmes. Also he has organised 56 prgorames like conferences and seminars. He completed his graduate programme in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Madras and his post-graduation from PSG College of Technology, India and Masters in Business Administration from IGNOU, New Delhi. After completion of his Graduate Degree he joined as Project Engineer in Serval Paper Boards Ltd., Coimbatore (now renamed as ITC unit, Kovai). Presently he is working as Professor in Department of EEE, PSG College of Technology and also doing research work in Wearable Electronics, Smart Grid, Solar PV and Wind Energy Systems. He is also a Certified Charted Engineer and BSI Certified ISO 50001:2008 Lead Auditor.