Aleksandra Ivanoska-Dacikj and Urszula Stachewicz, CONTEXT MC members from North Macedonia and Poland, respectively, have informed about the publication of a scientific article they prepared together.

The article,  Smart textiles and wearable technologies – opportunities offered in the fight against pandemics in relation to current COVID-19 state, is Open Access.

They present an overview on the use of textiles in the fight against pandemics, in the past and current COVID-19, analyzing the morphology of the commonly used face masks, made of cotton and typically used polypropylene (PP). They present the perspective that smart textiles, wearable technologies and novel materials are offering in the fight against future pandemics, mainly as part of the personal protective equipment and telemedicine.

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