3rd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks

Research Article

An Architecture for Electronic Textiles

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.BODYNETS2008.2967,
        author={Mark T Jones and Thomas L. Martin and Braden Sawyer},
        title={An Architecture for Electronic Textiles},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={BODYNETS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={electronic textiles e-textiles},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.BODYNETS2008.2967}
    }
    
  • Mark T Jones
    Thomas L. Martin
    Braden Sawyer
    Year: 2010
    An Architecture for Electronic Textiles
    BODYNETS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.BODYNETS2008.2967
Mark T Jones1,*, Thomas L. Martin1,*, Braden Sawyer1,*
  • 1: ECE, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA 24060-0111
*Contact email: mtj@vt.edu, tlmartin@vt.edu, bsawyer@vt.edu

Abstract

This paper makes a case for a communication architecture for electronic textiles (e-textiles). The properties and re- quirements of e-textile garments are described and analyzed. Based on these properties, the authors make a case for em- ploying wired, digital communication as the primary on- garment communication network. The implications of this design choice for the hardware architecture for e-textiles are discussed.