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Table 4 Application of electronic textiles in fire-fighting

From: Recent trends and future scope in the protection and comfort of fire-fighters’ personal protective clothing

Types of application Effect Mechanisms
Monitoring health Physiological process of human body Electrocardiography (ECG), electromyography (EMG) and electroencephalography (EEG), sweat and temperature measurement
Detecting the location of fire-fighters Location identification Wireless devices
Communication Exchange of information Wireless and wired devices
High environmental temperature Heat stress Active (e-textiles) or passive (PCM) thermal management