IIT Delhi to set up CoE for developing smart textiles

IIT Delhi to set up CoE for developing smart textiles

The IIT Delhi has converted its Smart Materials and Innovative Textile Applications (SMITA) research lab to a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Smart Textiles.

Delhi

The IIT Delhi
has converted its Smart Materials and Innovative Textile Applications (SMITA)
research lab to a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Smart Textiles.

The centre will
work in the area of smart and functional textiles using emerging materials and
process technologies. The CoE would be functional in the development of highly
functional and high-performance textile materials using nanomaterials,
nano-fibres, and nano-engineered materials, development of wearable textiles,
also known as electronic-textiles as well as of functional textiles for
healthcare applications.

Ashwini Agrawal,
Professor in the Department of Textile and Fibre Engineering, IIT Delhi, and
the CoE’s Coordinator,
said that, smart textiles and wearable electronics are
being researched world over and it is predicted that this will bring
unprecedented changes in elderly care, health care, communications, and sports,
etc. she added that, the CoE will work towards development, design, and
integration of smart functionalities into textile substrates.

On the other
hand, Technical Textiles, which are technology-driven, are widely used in
multiple sectors ranging from healthcare to aerospace. According to, V Ramgopal
Rao, Director, IIT Delhi, the institution has converted its “Smart Materials
and Innovative Textile Applications (SMITA) Research Lab” to a Centre of
Excellence (CoE) in Smart Textiles to further enhance the impact that IIT Delhi
can make in the technical textile domain and to expedite the developments in
this crucial area. He also said that, the creation of the CoE has brought
together researchers from different disciplines to develop futuristic smart
textiles.

Source:
News 18

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