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Techtextil NA'17: Safety " Protective Product Trends

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Safety & Protective innovations and technologies continue to be driven by expanding technical requirements for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) applications for first responders, medical, police and military personnel. Developing PPE to match the technical product specifications, and understanding the users' comfort needs are important criteria for those designing and manufacturing PPE.

Recent trends for the safety & protective market include an increased integration of hi-visibility yarns into work clothing; ergonomically designed gloves to enhance dexterity; clothing that offers coolness, enhanced comfort, and greater durability; incorporating nanotechnologies into the yarns to provide a lighter weight solution without the need for blending multiple yarns.

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Georgia Institute's robot puts gowns on people's arms A robot at the Georgia Institute of Technology has learned to put hospital gowns on people‚Äôs arms. The work is part of a larger effort on robot-assisted dressing funded by the National Science Foundation. Read more…

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Gore & Bonbouton work for smart fabrics in medical apparel The initial phase of the agreement will focus on collaborative research in the area of temperature sensing materials, and will lay a foundation for future applications of sensor technology and conductive inks in digital health. Read more…

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