Wearables & smart/e-textiles


Some of the Art, Design & Technology disciplines involved in WEAR Sustain (click to enlarge)

Wearables & E-textiles

Despite the fast development of design and technology of “wearables”, standardisation of terminology is only at the beginning, and many different definitions can still be found in literature in the various disciplines involved. We have found that this often leads to delays and issues in communication.

WEAR Sustain has compiled a glossary to map out commonly used terms in and around “wearables”, which can be used as a reference for communication between participants involved in WEAR Sustain. The glossary will be updated throughout the project, and we welcome feedback from experts and teams taking part.