#2 Smart Textiles: Enhancing the Safety of Emerging Technology Through Risk Assessment
Smart Textiles: Enhancing the Safety of Emerging Technology Through Risk Assessment
July 28, 2021, 11:00 AM (ET)
Presented by Jacqueline Campbell, Voluntary Standards Coordinator, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
In recent years, an unprecedented number of new and traditional consumer products have begun to include innovative features, such as wireless connectivity, activity tracking, and fitness monitoring. When navigating the integration of new technologies and functionalities into consumer products, manufacturers have a dizzying array of decisions before them. With little experience of the short- and long-term implications of incorporating these new technologies, manufacturers are presented with both opportunities and risks. In this presentation, we will discuss how to approach these technologies in consumer products, with safety in mind.
This session is offered at no charge.
About the Speaker
Jacqueline Campbell has been with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for almost 15 years as a recognized expert on textile flammability and the regulations under the Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA), authoring agency testing manuals on Clothing Textiles, Children’s Sleepwear, and Mattresses Open Flame testing. Also, Jacqueline has had an integral role in agency efforts on testing and certification for regulated products, including efforts to minimize testing burdens and has recently been involved in activities for emerging technology in consumer products such as wearables, artificial intelligence, and micromobility products. From 2015 to 2017, Jacqueline served as a Senior Science and Policy Advisor to former CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye. Prior to joining the CPSC, Jacqueline managed the Fiber Quality Evaluation Laboratory, a fiber-to-finished fabric characterization laboratory at the USDA Southern Regional Research Center. Jacqueline received a B.S. and M.S. in Textile Science from the University of Georgia.
E-Textiles Exploratory Series
July 21, 2021 - September 15, 2021
There are five Digital Labs in the entire series. All five presentations will be available for purchase as a series or individually. Details are posted below.