Advanced and smart textiles during and after the COVID-19 pandemic: issues, challenges, and innovations

Ivanoska-Dacikj, Aleksandra and Oguz-Gouillart, Yesim and Hossain, Gaffar and Kaplan, Müslüm and Sivri, Çağlar and Ros-Lis, José Vicente and Mikucioniene, Daiva and Munir, Muhammad Usman and Kızıldağ, Nuray and Ünal, Serkan and Safarik, Ivo and Akgül, Esra and Yıldırım, Nida and Bedeloğlu, Ayşe Çelik and Ünsal, Ömer Faruk and Herwig, Gordon and Rossi, René M. and Wick, Peter and Clement, Pietro and Sarac, A. Sezai (2023) Advanced and smart textiles during and after the COVID-19 pandemic: issues, challenges, and innovations. Healthcare (Switzerland), 11 (8). ISSN 2227-9032

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The COVID-19 pandemic has hugely affected the textile and apparel industry. Besides the negative impact due to supply chain disruptions, drop in demand, liquidity problems, and overstocking, this pandemic was found to be a window of opportunity since it accelerated the ongoing digitalization trends and the use of functional materials in the textile industry. This review paper covers the development of smart and advanced textiles that emerged as a response to the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2. We extensively cover the advancements in developing smart textiles that enable monitoring and sensing through electrospun nanofibers and nanogenerators. Additionally, we focus on improving medical textiles mainly through enhanced antiviral capabilities, which play a crucial role in pandemic prevention, protection, and control. We summarize the challenges that arise from personal protective equipment (PPE) disposal and finally give an overview of new smart textile-based products that emerged in the markets related to the control and spread reduction of SARS-CoV-2.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19; medical textiles; smart textiles; telemedicine; textiles for diagnostic and prevention of diseases
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences > Academic programs > Materials Science & Eng.
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Research and Application Center
Depositing User: Serkan Ünal
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2023 17:07
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2023 17:07

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