Table of Contents

Preliminaries; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1 Smart technology for textiles and clothing introduction and overview; 2 Electrically active polymer materials application of non ionic polymer gel and elastomers for artificial muscles; 3 Heat storage and thermo regulated textiles and clothing; 4Thermally sensitive materials; 5 Cross linked polyol fibrous substrates as multifunctional and multi use intelligent materials; 6 Stimuli responsive interpenetrating polymer network hydrogels composed of poly vinyl alcohol and poly acrylic acid. This important book provides a guide to the fundamentals and latest developments in smart technology for textiles and clothing. The contributors represent a distinguished international panel of experts and the book covers many aspects of cutting edge research and development.