E-Textiles Exploratory Series

July 21, 2021 - September 15, 2021

There are five Digital Labs in the entire series. Click on the links below to register to view the recordings.

Join AATCC and a talented group of subject matter experts for the E-Textiles Exploratory Series taking place July 21 – September 15, 2021 This 5-part virtual series will feature industry experts presenting a variety of topics including safety, data privacy, standards, methodology, cyber security, commercialization, as well as E-Textiles fundamentals. All five presentations will be available for purchase as a series or individually.

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  • #1 Multifunctional Sensory E-Textiles

    Multifunctional Sensory E-Textiles
    Recorded July 21, 2021
    Presented by Ashish Kapoor

    With the increase in demand for wearable devices, fiber-based sensors have attracted much attention because of their potential for creating electronic textiles for applications such as health monitoring, interactive interfaces, and other areas. Though the utility of fiber-based sensors has been recognized as a key step for truly mass-produced electronic textiles, most of the current fiber-based sensors are limited to a single sensing functionality only and only a few have production and dimensional compatibility with textiles. A multimodal and multifunctional fiber-based sensor can offer unobtrusive integration of sensing capabilities into textiles. This presentation gives an overview of e-textiles and covers extrusion of uniquely shaped conductive fibers which are woven to create multifunctional sensors. The multifunctional capabilities were explored by measuring tactile force, tensile force, and shear deformations, as well as wetness and biopotential (heart rate). This fiber-based sensing approach can be used for scalable manufacturability of advanced e‐textile products.

    About the Speaker
    Ashish Kapoor
    received his PhD in Fiber and Polymer Science from the Wilson College of Textiles, North Carolina State University. He worked in the field of e-textiles and his research focused on developing fiber based multimodal and multifunctional active sensory textiles. He is a recipient of the NC State University’s Provost Doctoral Recruitment Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Service RISE Professional Scholarship and NC State University’s Graduate School Summer Fellowship.

  • #2 Smart Textiles: Enhancing the Safety of Emerging Technology Through Risk Assessment

    Smart Textiles: Enhancing the Safety of Emerging Technology Through Risk Assessment
    Recorded July 28, 2021

    Presented by Jacqueline Campbell, Voluntary Standards Coordinator, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

    In recent years, an unprecedented number of new and traditional consumer products have begun to include innovative features, such as wireless connectivity, activity tracking, and fitness monitoring.  When navigating the integration of new technologies and functionalities into consumer products, manufacturers have a dizzying array of decisions before them.  With little experience of the short- and long-term implications of incorporating these new technologies, manufacturers are presented with both opportunities and risks.  In this presentation, we will discuss how to approach these technologies in consumer products, with safety in mind.

    This session is offered at no charge.

    About the Speaker
    Jacqueline Campbell
     has been with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for almost 15 years as a recognized expert on textile flammability and the regulations under the Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA), authoring agency testing manuals on Clothing Textiles, Children’s Sleepwear, and Mattresses Open Flame testing. Also, Jacqueline has had an integral role in agency efforts on testing and certification for regulated products, including efforts to minimize testing burdens and has recently been involved in activities for emerging technology in consumer products such as wearables, artificial intelligence, and micromobility products. From 2015 to 2017, Jacqueline served as a Senior Science and Policy Advisor to former CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye. Prior to joining the CPSC, Jacqueline managed the Fiber Quality Evaluation Laboratory, a fiber-to-finished fabric characterization laboratory at the USDA Southern Regional Research Center. Jacqueline received a B.S. and M.S. in Textile Science from the University of Georgia.

  • #3 E-Textiles Standards Overview

    E-Textiles Standards Overview
    Recorded August 11, 2021
    Presented by Chris Jorgensen, IPC International Inc.
    Moderator: Diana Wyman, AATCC Executive Vice President

    The following points will be discuss during the presentation:
    – General industry update
    – Existing standards
    – Benefits of standards
    – Challenges of standards / how is the industry addressing it?
    – Proprietary info
    – How to get people from learning to sharing intel
    – Committee member / why this work is happening
    – Reliability standards
    – What resources exist in this space? AATCC, ASTM, ISO, IEC, IPC, IEEE, INDA, etc…

    About the Speaker
    Chris Jorgensen is Director Technology Transfer with IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries, a worldwide trade association for the electronics interconnect industry. As a member of IPC’s technical department, Chris’s primary responsibility is staff liaison to standards development committees. These committees include the IPC D-70 E-Textiles Committee, IPC D-70-INT-EU E-Textiles Committee in Europe, IPC D-60 Printed Electronics Committee and working groups developing standards as part of IPC’s Factory of the Future initiative.

    Chris has more than 20 years of experience in standards development, nonprofit management and marketing. He received his degree in communications from Columbia College in Chicago.


    About the Moderator
    Diana Wyman is Executive Vice President of AATCC, a professional association and standards development organization for the global textile industry. Diana has been involved in all aspects of textile testing—from managing a contract lab to developing specifications for a retail brand. She has participated in the standards development process as both staff and volunteer for AATCC as well as textile-related committees of ASTM, IEC, IPC, and ISO. Diana holds degrees in Fashion Merchandising, Textiles, and Business Administration.

  • #4 Data Privacy and Cybersecurity for Smart Wearables

    Data Privacy and Cybersecurity for Smart Wearables
    Recorded August 18, 2021

    Presented by Travis Norton, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services and Christopher Crowley, Montance LLC

    From the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation to California’s Information Privacy Civil Code to Canada’s Consumer Privacy Protection Act, there are a growing number of market requirements that define the need to ensure Data Privacy for consumers. Many of these regulations set minimum standards for Smart Wearables that collect, store and/or transmit user data. We will provide a brief overview of current / pending Data Privacy regulations and the implication these have on Smart Wearable devices. One of the key elements to ensuring data privacy compliance is having reliable security on devices, in applications and the cloud. We will explore the levels of security that can be applied to reduce the risk of cyber attack and look at some of the current approaches for penetration testing and vulnerability assessments for devices and applications as it relates to Smart Wearables.

    About the Speakers
    Travis Norton  has been with Bureau Veritas for more than 25 years and serves as a Director of Global Technical Services. He is an ASTM member, participating on committees F38 for unmanned aircraft systems, F12 for security systems, D13 for textiles on the D13.50 ‘smart textiles’ committee, and F15 for consumer products, including the new F15.75 committee for ‘Ensuring the Safety of Consumer Connected Devices’.

    Christopher Crowley has 20 years of experience managing and securing networks, beginning with his first job as an Ultrix and VMS systems administrator at 15 years old. Today, Crowley is a Senior Instructor at the SANS Institute and the course author for SOC-Class.com: the culmination of his thoughts on effective cybersecurity operations. He works with a variety of organizations across industries providing cybersecurity technical analysis, developing and publishing research, sharing expert security insights at conferences, and chairing security operations events. He has provided training to thousands of students globally. Crowley holds a multitude of cybersecurity industry certifications and provides independent consulting services specializing in effective computer network defense via Montance®, LLC, based in Washington, DC.

  • #5 Commercialization of E-Textile Product in a Regulated Market

    Commercialization of E-Textile Product in a Regulated Market
    Recorded September 15, 2021

    Presented by Pratyush Rai, Nanowear Inc.

    This presentation will address the following:
    – Steps in e-textile product commercialization process
    – General best practices for commercialization of e-textile product
    – E-textile supply chain- amalgam of textile and electronics supply chain
    – Pre-market regulatory milestones
    – Marketing strategies
    – Avoiding pitfalls, bottlenecks and hindrance in commercial roll of e-textile product

    About the Speaker
    Pratyush Rai, PhD, is Chief of Research and Development at Nanowear Inc. developing A.I.-based remote diagnostics utilizing its proprietary cloth-based nanotechnology. He has 10+ years of experience in research and development in Nanotechnology and Wearable Medical Devices. His area of expertise include wearable medical device development, medical device innovation, clinical trials, medical device regulatory affairs, manufacturing and commercialization of wearable medical devices. His recent achievements are 510k approval and commercialization of SimpleSENSE, a first of its kind wearable wireless textile based nanosensor system for remote monitoring of post surgical patients.

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