Luminous fabric devices for wearable low-level light therapy

Jing Shen, Chung Hin CHUI, Xiaoming Tao

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In this paper, a flexible luminous fabric device was developed and investigated for wearable three-dimensionally fitted low-level light therapy. The fabric device exhibited excellent optical and thermal properties. Its optical power density and operating temperature were stable during usage for 10 hours. In vitro experiments demonstrated a significant increase in collagen production in human fibroblast irradiated by the fabric device, compared with the fibroblast without light irradiation. A series of tests were conducted for the safety of the fabric for human skin contact according to ISO standard ISO 10993-1:2003. The results showed that there was no potential hazard when the luminous fabrics were in direct contact with human skin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2925-2937
Number of pages13
JournalBiomedical Optics Express
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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