Critical Review on Smart Clothing Product Development

MinYoung Suh, Katherine E. Carroll, Nancy L. Cassill


Review on historical development of smart clothing implies the most challenges in smart clothing product development, the research approaches under a bias towards technology. The perspectives of design research, physiological considerations, and textile technology are suggested as a framework to consider the multi-disciplinary nature of smart clothing. Current smart clothing products are reviewed based on the issues aroused in the product development process, which is how fashion and technology can coexist in functional clothing. Market segments for smart clothing are re-considered in order to accommodate the user requirements for smart clothing.

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