jueves, 24 de enero de 2013

affective and emotional architecture: // making an emotional place //

SMART TEXTILES are defined as textiles that can sense and react to environmental conditions or stimulus from mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrical or magnetic sources. According to functional activities, smart textiles can be classified in three broad categories:
*passive smart textiles: are the first generations of smart textiles, which can only sense the environmental conditions or stimulus.
*active smart textiles: are the second generation of smart textiles, which has both actuators and sensors (shape memory, chameleonic, water-resistant, thermo regulated, vapour absorbing, heat evolving fabric and electrically heated suits and heat storage).
*ultra smart textiles: are the third generation of smart textiles, which can sense, react and adopt themselves to environmental conditions or stimulus. A very smart or intelligent textile essentially consists of a unit, which works like the brain, with cognition, reasoning and activating capacities.

lunes, 21 de enero de 2013