Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. 24/7 Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



TECH SPACE
Clothes of the future will adjust to the weather, body temperature
by Brooks Hays
Espoo, Finland (UPI) Mar 9, 2016


disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

A group of scientists in Finland are the definition of fashion forward. They're working on designing the clothes of the future -- smart clothes.

Their work is part of the Smart Clothing project at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., a nonprofit research and development organization in Finland.

Scientists have developed smartphones, smart cars and smart homes. Now, they're working on smart clothes. In this instance, smart describes the quality of interaction and adaptation.

Researchers are working to design and produce clothes that change their characteristics to ensure maximum comfort for the wearer. That means monitoring weather conditions and body heat to adjust breathibility and temperature.

The group says their prototypes are some of the first to account for differences in how male and female bodies release heat. The human body reveals inner conditions in different ways and in different places depending on gender, body shape, size and other physiological factors. VTT's Human Thermal Model tool empowers the smart material to properly react to a person's individual thermal sensations.

Researchers say the new technology is accurate and dynamic, capable of ensuring optimal comfort in rapidly changing conditions -- ideal for police officers, firemen, soldiers, athletes, newborn babies and others.

Smart clothes could also help keep doctors cool during surgery.

"Hospital patients have been asked about their most unpleasant experience, and the most common answer is feeling cold -- pain comes only second," Pekka Tuomaala, principle scientist on the VTT smart clothes project, said in a press release.

Researchers are now searching for partners to help them take their technology to market.


Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

.


Related Links
Space Technology News - Applications and Research






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
TECH SPACE
Electron-beam imaging can see elements that are 'invisible' to common methods
Berkeley CA (SPX) Mar 08, 2016
Electrons can extend our view of microscopic objects well beyond what's possible with visible light--all the way to the atomic scale. A popular method in electron microscopy for looking at tough, resilient materials in atomic detail is called STEM, or scanning transmission electron microscopy, but the highly-focused beam of electrons used in STEM can also easily destroy delicate samples. T ... read more


TECH SPACE
China to use data relay satellite to explore dark side of moon

NASA May Return to Moon, But Only After Cutting Off ISS

Lunar love: When science meets artistry

New Lunar Exhibit Features NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Imagery

TECH SPACE
Great tilt gave Mars a new face

Space simulation crew hits halfway mark til August re-entry

Monster volcano gave Mars extreme makeover: study

SSL developing robotic sample handling assembly for Mars 2020

TECH SPACE
Sore, but no taller, astronaut Scott Kelly adjusts to Earth

Test Dummies to Help Assess Crew Safety in Orion

Less connectivity improves innovation

Orion launch abort motor case passes structural qualification test

TECH SPACE
Moving in to Tiangong 2

Logistics Rule on Tiangong 2

China to launch second space lab Tiangong-2 in Q3

China's moon lander Chang'e-3 enters 28th lunar day

TECH SPACE
International Space Station's '1-year crew' returns to Earth

Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko return to Earth after One-Year Mission

Paragon wins NASA ISS water processor development contract

NASA's Science Command Post Supports Scott Kelly's Year In Space

TECH SPACE
SpaceX launches SES-9 satellite to GEO; but booster landing fails

US Space Company in Talks With India to Launch Satellite

At last second, SpaceX delays satellite launch again

Arianespace Soyuz to launch 2 Galileo satellites in May

TECH SPACE
Imaging Technique May Help Discover Earth-Like Planets Around Other Stars

Newly discovered planet in the Hyades cluster could shed light on planetary evolution

Imaging technique may help discover Earth-like planets

Longest-Lasting Stellar Eclipse Discovered

TECH SPACE
UMass Amherst team offers new, simpler law of complex wrinkle patterns

Electron-beam imaging can see elements that are 'invisible' to common methods

How metal clusters grow

University of Kentucky physicist discovers new 2-D material that could upstage graphene




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement