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A Study on Developing Designs and the Practical Use of Outdoor Backpacks Equipped with Solar Cells
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  • Journal title : Journal of Fashion Business
  • Volume 17, Issue 6,  2013, pp.88-97
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Fashion Business
  • DOI : 10.12940/jfb.2013.17.6.88
 Title & Authors
A Study on Developing Designs and the Practical Use of Outdoor Backpacks Equipped with Solar Cells
Park, Jinhee;
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 Abstract
`Smart Clothes`, which incorporate topnotch digital technology into fashion, are a leading fashion runner in this digital era. The purpose of the study is to first help develop a practical design for outdoor backpacks which are equipped with eco-friendly solar cells that facilitate recharging diverse smart devices during outdoor activities; and, secondly, to offer some practical data from the actual appropriation tests that will be used for manufacturing such products. This trial study finds out how to conjoin some practical IT devices with fashion items and mainly focusses on designing outdoor backpacks which are loaded with solar cells for recharging electric devices, and, later, experiments on designed backpacks with some smart phones to see how it works. According to the desired purposes of backpacks, all the features can be adjusted and modified such as the kinds of solar cell panels, materials, sizes, positions of attachment, weights, etc. Smart Clothes are highly functional and fashionable items that satisfy both practical and emotional purposes, and are being actively developed to serve consumers. This study proves that Smart Clothes or Smart Wear will have practical uses for outdoor activities and will possibly lead our smart lifestyles.
 Keywords
backpack;outdoor wear;smart clothing;solar cell;
 Language
English
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