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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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GlovesSafety & Protective Embedded LED lights help these gloves keep motorcyclists safer. The gloves can be activated by the twist of a wrist or by the wearer touching his or her thumb and forefinger together, alerting other motorists of the intention to turn. Read More.
SAFETY & PROTECTIVE NEWS & VIEWS
A new high-tech fabric could mean the end of bulky layers in the winter Army researchers explained how they’re using a coating of fine silver nanowires on ordinary fabrics, such as cotton or polyester, as a way to potentially keep soldiers warm in extreme cold. The coating makes the fabric conductive, and with just a few volts of electricity, it can generate a substantial amount of heat. Read more…

E-skin is a wearable VR controller that looks and feels just like a regular shirt E-skin is a shirt with sensors that has the ability to track your moves and send inputs to a computer using the movements of your body. Data from the shirt is sent through an attached e-skin Hub over Bluetooth. Read more…

Vanderbilt engineers design underwear for back pain The team’s testing proves that the smart clothing offloads stress on the low back. The device consists of two fabric sections that are connected by sturdy straps across the middle back, with natural rubber pieces at the lower back and glutes. Read more…

No batteries required: Energy-harvesting yarns generate electricity An international research team at The University of Texas at Dallas and Hanyang University in South Korea has developed high-tech yarns that generate electricity when stretched or twisted. Read more…

This flexible, expandable 3D printed dress adapts to your body's movement “I believe that 3D printing is the future of fashion,” says Mora-Sanchez. “With the current developments we are experiencing in this technology there are a great number of opportunities to create amazing new products and materials.” Read more…

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