New types of textile products – smart textile - compliance with the requirements of wearability and durability need to be confirmed by tests. To determine the suitability of smart clothes with an integrated textile-based switch with contact - electrodes sewn of conductive threads for wearing the following tests are carried out: 15 washing cycles and 8000 pressure cycles for switches. The purpose of the experiments - to find out how changes electrical and physical properties during the use of the textile-based conductive elements. Results of the tests with textile-based push switches showed that the effect of repeated pressure deformation on the electrical conductivity of switches is insignificant, while washing effect on switches depends on the used material type: for example, electrical resistance of switches with fusible interlinings has increased by 1-2.5 Ω, but for samples without the fusible interlinings - about 9-9.5 Ω. The thickness of switches is affected both by repeated pressure deformation and washing cycles
To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.