chapter  3
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Standardization for Smart Clothing Technology

In the next few years, clothing assortments are likely to incorporate more intelligence. The clothing will include the purposes of interaction, transporter, and interface for an enormously broad range of micro-systems. This latest innovation creates significant demands on creative capability in the clothing industry. Smart clothing is a combination of new fabric technology and digital technology, which means that the clothes are made with new signal-transfer fabric technology with installed digital devices. These clothing products will eventually be essential to the near future lifestyle. Since smart clothing is under development, there is no correct definition yet. So, it is often referred to as “digital smart clothing,” “digital clothes,” and “intelligent clothes.” In this study, we define smart clothing as “new clothes that are convenient for use by IT-based applications” (Cho 2006).