Weaving Innovation: Technical Textile Applications in Healthcare
By Ahmed Morsy
Technical Textiles is a term that is growing in popularity both within the textile industry and the research community. With several other alternatives (like smart textile, intelligent textile, and performance textile), this term remains the most encompassing and most descriptive of a field of applications where textiles are associated with specific performance-based attributes in addition to their basic function. The field is driven by applications in many areas, including military, sports, and, of course, medical and healthcare applications.