Emanuel Gunnarsson

Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business (including The Swedish School of Textiles)
— Department of Textile Technology

Telephone: 033-435 4176

Email: emanuel.gunnarsson@hb.se

Room number: S435

Signature: EMGU

I work as Lecturer at the Department of Textile Technology. I teach, among other things, textile mechanics, textile electronics, smart textiles, and testing technology. I am involved in two research groups: Textiles and Wearable Sensors for P-Health as well as Advanced Textile Structures.

The research behind my doctoral thesis is conducted within Textiles and Wearable Sensors for P-Health. In my thesis, I partly describe how to best characterise skin-electrode impedance (the electrical resistance between a textile electrode and the human skin) and show how to manufacture a functional garment with built-in sensors in only two manufacturing steps: a jersey manufacturing step and a sewing step.

My research interests include: how do we best characterise electrically conductive textiles? How do production parameters affect the interface between a conductive textile and the human body? How can we manufacture smart textiles without specially built machines?

Another important aspect is the life expectancy and sustainability aspects of smart textiles: how well can smart textiles withstand stresses during use? Can we use sustainable fibres without sacrificing the functionality and robustness of smart textiles?