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What are "Smart Textiles" - Definition & Explanation
Last Updated on: 04-Jul-2024 (14 days ago)
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Smart Textiles
Textiles that can sense and react to changes in the environment, such as changes from mechanical , thermal, chemical, magnetic and other sources.

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