Application of Internet of Things in Smart Textile and Apparel Manufacturing
Amruta V. Puranikmath and K. Murugesh Babu
Department of Textile Technology and Research Centre, Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Davangere – 577004, Karnataka, India
Abstract: This paper deals with the application and implementation of IoT towards development of Smart textiles which include real-time operation within the industry and smart fabrics. IoT in textile manufacturing holds promise of potential positive impact with automated processes, higher output, predictability in production and maintenance, as well as new business models. The scope of IoT features a various range of improvements within Textile based Wearable System Technology, Biosensors, Cloud Computing, Communication Framework, Textile industry automation where computers, software, and data are an instrumental part of the assembly process. IoT based devices, sensors, smart machinery, and pieces of apparatus communicate through industry LAN and wireless communication systems. Their better-control at various levels provides smarter services, high reliability, high availability, safe & resilience to failure, early detection of issues. Within the textile industry, nowadays, modern technology is changing the state of producing due to Industry 4.0’s rise which has allowed manufacturers to stay up with market changes and consumer demand. The IoT enables communication within the process, products, and services to people around the globe.
Keywords: Communication system, Internet of Things, Sensors, Smart clothing, Smart manufacturing.