Professor Kai Yang

Professor Kai Yang


Research interests

  • Electronic textile materials and manufacturing
  • Wearable medical devices (e.g. stroke rehabilitation, pain management)
  • Digital healthcare

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Kai Yang is a Professor of E-textiles in Healthcare at the Winchester School of Art (WSA), University of Southampton. She is the Head of Research in the Department of Fashion and Textiles.

Her research interests are in e-textile materials and manufacturing, wearable healthcare/medical devices (e.g. stroke rehabilitation, pain management, health monitoring), and sustainable textiles/e-textiles. She has been PI on £3.6 million e-textile healthcare projects funded by UKRI (MRC, EPSRC, AHRC, Innovate UK) and NIHR. She has published over 80 publications. She is the Lead of the WSA E-textile Innovation Lab, Co-chair of the E-textiles Network, and the Founder/Co-founder of Etexsense Ltd and Smart Fabric Inks Ltd.