Review and reappraisal of smart clothing

Gilsoo Cho, Seungsin Lee, Jayoung Cho

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Smart clothing is a "smart system" capable of sensing and communicating with environmental and the wearer's conditions and stimuli. A comprehensive review is presented on the research and developments related to smart clothing including technology developments, human aspects in smart clothing, and the applications. Recent smart clothing technology can be summarized as a tendency toward textile-based technology for each component: interface, communication, data management, energy management, and integrated circuits. Human aspects in smart clothing, even though some areas were not fully covered, were dealt with in terms of usability, functionality, durability, safety, comfort, and fashion. General applications of smart clothing developed so far include bio-monitoring clothing, MP3 player-adopted clothing, and photonic clothing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-617
Number of pages36
JournalInternational Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank the Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy for the financial support (project no. 10016447).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications


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