Conductive Metalized Textiles-not just for Shielding!Randy Mitchell
Conductive Metalized Textiles-not just for Shielding! When conductive textiles were first developed, Shielding was their use. They were used to make sure car radios worked well. RFI and EMI were blocked, eliminating static hissing! They are still used to protect critical systems from RFI/EMI. They are also currently used in many different ways.
Conductive Metalized Textiles-not just for Shielding! The medical sector uses conductive textiles as sensors. Human vital signs are detected by sensors and sent to recording devices. The human body is a complex electronic system. Vital signs are measurements of the function of electronic organs. The brain and heart are electronic organs. Sensors placed on the skin monitor the electronic signals from these organs. Medicine also uses metalized textiles as electrodes, applying current to damaged tissues. TENS (Transdermal Electrical Stimulation) and ENS (Electrical Nerve Stimulation) are therapeutic treatments for damaged muscles and nerves. Hospital beds have weight sensitive conductive textile switches that alert staff when patients leave their beds. Patient emergency call buttons function using these unique textiles.
Conductive Metalized Textiles-not just for Shielding! Safety and security are protected using conductive textiles. Sensors in automobiles alert the driver if passenger seat belts aren’t buckled. Touch screen/capacitive switches and controls function using conductive textiles. Burglar window and door alarms are activated by breaking conductive textile circuits. Clothing with sensors can locate a person with dementia who has wandered off. Similar sensors can tell when a baby is removed from its bed in a hospital nursery. People with medical conditions can alert EMTs with touch-activated call system. Safety clothing with LED lighting makes workers visible in poor light.
Conductive Metalized Textiles-not just for Shielding. The uses for conductive textiles listed above are just a few of the uses for these amazing textiles. V Technical Textiles, Inc. has the world’s largest standing inventory of conductive textiles. Contact us if you have a specific need involving conductive textiles and speak with one of our representatives. A conductive textile Fabric Swatch Kit/Catalog can put these fabrics in your hands for evaluation!
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