October 6, 2015
Source: Medical Design Technology
"The Smart Fabric of Our Lives"
"Nick Langston, senior manager of business development for TE Connectivity’s wearable team, points out an issue engineers will have in designing smart textiles, “The bridging of the hard world of electronics and the soft world of textiles remains a very significant challenge. There is no common language that electrical, mechanical, and textile engineers can share. Simply ask about tolerances and you’ll see how far apart the disciplines are. Mechanical engineers will talk in tenths of a millimeter; textile or apparel people will speak in quarter inch increments — a huge difference.”
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