Smart Bandage Technologies

Author: James Davis
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128038462
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Smart Bandage Technology: Design and Application is a guide to the integration of sensors and electronic systems into bandages for the application of wound management. Davis provides a comprehensive guide to the design and development of functional material for wound management for engineers of all levels possessing core knowledge in chemistry, biochemistry, and materials science. Includes an introduction to the design of advanced wound care technologies for undergraduate engineers, as well as a coherent exploration of competing technologies suitable for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers. Each section provides a high level overview of the concepts and techniques involved in developing smart bandages, including their manufacturing, operation, and implementation, and also exposes and explores the most recent approaches to wound care in more detail. This book incorporates contextual boxes to provide a greater degree of detail to examples given and also includes an extensive bibliography for those seeking to research further on the various topics discussed. Combines physiological aspects of wound healing with sensor engineering aspects of smart bandages Provides an up-to-date overview of research initiatives in this field which are building the foundation for the next generation of medical textiles Learn how to design, develop, and integrate ‘smart systems’ with materials for wound management incorporates contextual boxes to provide a greater degree of detail to examples given and also includes an extensive bibliography for those seeking to research further on the various topics discussed

Smart Bandage Technologies Design and Application

Author: James Davis
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128037621
Format: PDF
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Smart Bandage Technology: Design and Application is a guide to the integration of sensors and electronic systems into bandages for the application of wound management. Davis provides a comprehensive guide to the design and development of functional material for wound management for engineers of all levels possessing core knowledge in chemistry, biochemistry, and materials science. Includes an introduction to the design of advanced wound care technologies for undergraduate engineers, as well as a coherent exploration of competing technologies suitable for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers. Each section provides a high level overview of the concepts and techniques involved in developing smart bandages, including their manufacturing, operation, and implementation, and also exposes and explores the most recent approaches to wound care in more detail. This book incorporates contextual boxes to provide a greater degree of detail to examples given and also includes an extensive bibliography for those seeking to research further on the various topics discussed. Combines physiological aspects of wound healing with sensor engineering aspects of smart bandages Provides an up-to-date overview of research initiatives in this field which are building the foundation for the next generation of medical textiles Learn how to design, develop, and integrate 'smart systems' with materials for wound management incorporates contextual boxes to provide a greater degree of detail to examples given and also includes an extensive bibliography for those seeking to research further on the various topics discussed

Smart Textiles and Their Applications

Author: Vladan Koncar
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 0081005830
Format: PDF
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Smart Textiles and Their Applications outlines the fundamental principles of applied smart textiles, also reporting on recent trends and research developments. Scientific issues and proposed solutions are presented in a rigorous and constructive way that fully presents the various results, prototypes, and case-studies obtained from academic and industrial laboratories worldwide. After an introduction to smart textiles and their applications from the editor, Part One reviews smart textiles for medical purposes, including their use in health monitoring, treatment delivery, and assistive technologies. Part Two covers smart textiles for transportation and energy, with chapters covering smart textiles for the monitoring of structures and processes, as well as smart textiles for energy generation. The final section considers smart textiles for protection, security, and communication, and includes chapters covering electrochromic textile displays, textile antennas, and smart materials for personal protective equipment. Scientific issues and proposed solutions are presented in a rigorous and constructive way regarding various results, prototypes, and case-studies obtained from academic and industrial laboratories worldwide Useful for researchers and postgraduate students, and also for existing companies and start-ups that are developing products involving smart textiles Authored and edited by an international team who are experts in the field ensure comprehensive coverage and global relevance

Permanent Magnet Motor Technology

Author: Jacek F. Gieras
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439859019
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The importance of permanent magnet (PM) motor technology and its impact on electromechanical drives has grown exponentially since the publication of the bestselling second edition. The PM brushless motor market has grown considerably faster than the overall motion control market. This rapid growth makes it essential for electrical and electromechanical engineers and students to stay up-to-date on developments in modern electrical motors and drives, including their control, simulation, and CAD. Reflecting innovations in the development of PM motors for electromechanical drives, Permanent Magnet Motor Technology: Design and Applications, Third Edition demonstrates the construction of PM motor drives and supplies ready-to-implement solutions to common roadblocks along the way. This edition supplies fundamental equations and calculations for determining and evaluating system performance, efficiency, reliability, and cost. It explores modern computer-aided design of PM motors, including the finite element approach, and explains how to select PM motors to meet the specific requirements of electrical drives. The numerous examples, models, and diagrams provided in each chapter facilitate a lucid understanding of motor operations and characteristics. This 3rd edition of a bestselling reference has been thoroughly revised to include: Chapters on high speed motors and micromotors Advances in permanent magnet motor technology Additional numerical examples and illustrations An increased effort to bridge the gap between theory and industrial applications Modified research results The growing global trend toward energy conservation makes it quite possible that the era of the PM brushless motor drive is just around the corner. This reference book will give engineers, researchers, and graduate-level students the comprehensive understanding required to develop the breakthroughs that will push this exciting technology to the forefront.

Small Animal Bandaging Casting and Splinting Techniques

Author: Steven F. Swaim
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470959084
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Small Animal Bandaging, Casting, and Splinting Techniques is a well-illustrated how-to manual covering common bandaging methods used to support and manage both soft tissue and orthopedic conditions in small animal patients. This highly practical book offers step-by-step procedures with accompanying photographs to aid in the secure and effective application of bandages, casts, and splints, with coverage encompassing indications, aftercare, advantages, and potential complications for each technique. Small Animal Bandaging, Casting, and Splinting Techniques is an indispensable guide for busy veterinary technicians and nurses, as well as veterinarians and veterinary students.

Multidisciplinary Know How for Smart Textiles Developers

Author: Tünde Kirstein
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0857093533
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Smart-textiles developers draw on diverse fields of knowledge to produce unique materials with enhanced properties and vast potential. Several disciplines outside the traditional textile area are involved in the construction of these smart textiles, and each individual field has its own language, specific terms and approaches. Multidisciplinary know-how for smart-textiles developers provides a filtered knowledge of these areas of expertise, explaining key expressions and demonstrating their relevance to the smart-textiles field. Following an introduction to the new enabling technologies, commercialisation and market trends that make up the future of smart-textiles development, part one reviews materials employed in the production of smart textiles. Types and processing of electro-conductive and semiconducting materials, optical fibres for smart photonic textiles, conductive nanofibres and nanocoatings, polymer-based resistive sensors, and soft capacitance fibres for touch-sensitive smart textiles are all discussed. Part two then investigates such technologies as the embedding of electronic functions, the integration of thin-film electronics, and the development of organic and large-area electronic (OLAE) technologies for smart textiles. Joining technologies are also discussed, alongside kinetic, thermoelectric and solar energy harvesting technologies, and signal processing technologies for activity-aware smart textiles. Finally, product development and applications are the focus of part three, which investigates strategies for technology management, innovation and improved sustainability, before the book concludes by exploring medical, automotive and architectural applications of smart textiles. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Multidisciplinary know-how for smart-textiles developers is a key tool for readers working in industries including design, fashion, textiles, through to electronics, computing and material science. It also provides a useful guide to the subject for academics working across a wide range of fields. Reviews materials used in the production of smart textiles Examines the technologies used in smart textiles, such as optical fibres and polymer based resistive sensors Investigates strategies for technology management, innovation and improved development

Advances in Technical Nonwovens

Author: George Kellie
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 0081005849
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Advances in Technical Nonwovens presents the latest information on the nonwovens industry, a dynamic and fast-growing industry with recent technological innovations that are leading to the development of novel end-use applications. The book reviews key developments in technical nonwoven manufacturing, specialist materials, and applications, with Part One covering important developments in materials and manufacturing technologies, including chapters devoted to fibers for technical nonwovens, the use of green recycled and biopolymer materials, and the application of nanofibres. The testing of nonwoven properties and the specialist area of composite nonwovens are also reviewed, with Part Two offering a detailed and wide-ranging overview of the many applications of technical nonwovens that includes chapters on automotive textiles, filtration, energy applications, geo- and agrotextiles, construction, furnishing, packaging and medical and hygiene products. Provides systematic coverage of trends, developments, and new technology in the field of technical nonwovens Focuses on the needs of the nonwovens industry with a clear emphasis on applied technology Contains contributions from an international team of authors edited by an expert in the field Offers a detailed and wide-ranging overview of the many applications of technical nonwovens that includes chapters on automotive textiles, filtration, energy applications, geo- and agrotextiles, and more

Advanced Textiles for Wound Care

Author: Subbiyan Rajendran
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1845696301
Format: PDF, ePub
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An important and growing area of the textile industry is the medical sector. The extent of this growth is due to constant improvements in both textile technology and medical procedures. This collection provides a detailed review of how textiles are incorporated into wound care applications, explaining the importance and suitability of using textiles on different wound types. Part one of the book provides an overview of the use of textiles in particular aspects of wound care, providing details of wound management and the importance of laboratory testing in relation to wound care. Further chapters cover minor wounds, moist wound management and bioactive dressings to promote healing. Given their increasing importance, part two describes how advanced textiles, such as smart temperature controlled textiles and composites, can be used for wound care products. The final chapter gives an interesting insight into the use of fibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering. Advanced textiles for wound care is essential reading for any manufacturers, designers, scientists and producers of wound care materials. It is a valuable resource for professionals within the medical sector, as well as those in academia. Provides a comprehensive introduction to wound care from types of wound and wound healing mechanisms to the importance of testing in relation to wound care Analyses the application of textiles to wound healing covering minor wounds, burns, ulcers and other deep skin wounds Reviews the current use of smart textiles for wound care including drug delivery dressings and textile-based scaffolds for tissue engineering as well as future trends

Psychological Political and Cultural Meanings of Home

Author: Mechthild Hart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317717953
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Discover different dimensions of the meaning of home across political, cultural, and geographic boundaries! Psychological, Political, and Cultural Meanings of Home brings a unique multidisciplinary, multicultural approach to address the interconnection of diverse experiences with the meaning of home. Filled with useful insights from respected authorities, this book shows you that the meaning of home can be incredibly varied, especially when viewed in the context of community psychology and social work. Explore the multiple facets of the meaning of “home,” and discover how our personal, professional, cultural, and political background contributes to how we envision or experience home. From physical dwellings such as a convent or a prison, through political frameworks that confirm or challenge the status quo, on through the related meanings of home that cross cultural and geographical boundaries, Psychological, Political, and Cultural Meanings of Home presents an added dimension of what home truly can be. You will learn that home is a volatile mix of yearning and loss, of being at home or searching for it, and that this very mix is the framework that reflects each differing belief. With Psychological, Political, and Cultural Meanings of Home you’ll explore: the changing meanings of home for Taiwanese employers of foreign domestics under globalization the opportunities and critical success factors for work and career in the home the complexities and restrictions of convent life as home how women detainees in a large urban county jail form altered definitions of “home” how novelists can give a powerful voice to the homeless by creating an inner image that contains all essential elements of home the cultural constructions surrounding the ambiguous lyrics of “Sweet Home Chicago” the role of childhood immigration in the construction of self-identity the relationship between country of origin and the ability to create a sense of home in other countries and cultures the recreation of home in diverse places by the nomad, who carries home as an essential psychological belonging within Psychological, Political, and Cultural Meanings of Home is a fascinating, eye-opening book for those in community studies, psychology, sociology, culture studies, literature, and women’s studies.

Medical Textiles and Biomaterials for Healthcare

Author: Subhash Anand
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 9781855736832
Format: PDF, ePub
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Medical textiles and biomaterials are a significant and increasingly important part of the technical textiles industry. They cover a huge range of applications - from diapers and surgical gowns to substrates for electronic sensoring of vital life signs, external use as wound care, and more. This book addresses these applications and others in a collection of papers edited by world renown experts. Chapters cover all aspects of design and production of healthcare and hygiene products, infection control and barrier material, pressure garments and bandaging, implantable devices for biodegradable post-operative support systems, replacement of body parts through tissue engineering, smart technologies, and more.