The uses of technology in our daily lives are being helped through technological fashion for disease control and health-related situations.
Fabrics could help with health care, self care and wellness practices for people that use those kinds of technological fabrics.
When they were prescribed compression sleeves for treating lymphedema for women were impressed by the hot, rough material beige color, like a band, and thus was born a mission to help women using sleeves comfortable, in fashion colors and many patterns.
“What LympheDivas offers,” says President Josh Levin, “is the correct therapeutic compression combined with material that feels good sleeves are more like what used triathletes. That was the big change. Take what was popular and available in sports and use in the field of medicine can provide comfort and fashion and now prints a choice of ladies who are most affected by this disease. “
This company is dedicated to creating medically accurate fashion. The lines of compression garments are available in a variety of colors and patterns of stripes-to-print leopard tattoo floral patterns.
“We are a young company on the block,” says Levin. “Our major competitors have been around for 100 years, so we have to innovate to compete. Originally, we only made sleeves. The therapists and nurses kept saying” We need a glove, “so we have developed. Our next product will be a glove. As sleeves and gloves, will be seamless, with the same therapy accurate, the feel and comfort, and be able to accept dye sublimation printing. For example might be the image of the sleeves with an ending in lace gloves. ”
New products are coming to market using its technology. “Companies use our fabric four colors, three temperatures that provides a visual indication of body heat into products of health care for the elderly, people in the healing process and people with chronic diseases,” says it.
Researchers at Drexel University have developed a new type of knitting that could revolutionize the clothing for pregnant women. It is a fabric capable of recording keystrokes Baby and monitor uterine contractions in real time.
The invention is the product of collaboration between Dr. Owen Montgomery, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Drexel College of Medicine, and Genevieve Dion, professor of fashion design and technology laboratory director Shima Seiki Saute. Both have devised what is a soft fabric, in the manufacture of electrically conductive fibers forming a mesh are introduced.
This surface area serves as a giant tag (RFID). The fabric is passive. In other words, no need power to run or emit any electromagnetic radiation. The key operation is an algorithm capable of analyzing the electrical signals in the body that are captured by the fabric, and identify the heartbeat of the fetus and uterine contractions of the mother.
Responsible web team has designed a kind of girdle would record these constants in real time, something very desirable in certain problematic pregnancies. The fabric also could be used in other garments. The tissue tested begins this summer. If the tests are successful manufacturing could be very close.
- Sportswear made with titanium coated fibers, apparently relax muscles and reduce cramping.
- Other manufacturers are designing ski suits that incorporate GPS and GSM receivers and alarm systems.
- Shirts with integrated mobile phone.
- Mini bikinis with audio and underwear with remote physiological or medical surveillance. In particular, babies, soldiers, astronauts and the elderly who will receive the greatest benefits of this wearable technology.
- bracelets that monitor the welfare of children and elderly, lenses incorporating music players and shirts that collect and analyze who uses breathing and heart rate.
- There are also garments designed to measure body temperature and stress levels in firefighters, tiny screens that unfold in one eye and purses that remind the person if they forgot an item at home.
- Computer Footwear, preloaded carrying user data; a simple handshake with another user suffice to exchange information.
Sponsored by Nike, the Media Lab also develops a smart shoes; its electrical system is based on very low voltage signals that are sent through the body, a sort of Body Area Network (BAN). The shoes act as network processors and are fed partly through the energy generated by walking.