“Smart” Wool that Regulates Temperature

One of the primary functions of clothing is the regulation of body temperature. Traditionally we layer on clothes as the temperature drops but the acting of dressing and undressing as we move from outdoors to indoors is quite cumbersome.  

We’ve mastered garments that keep our bodies warm but wearables that keep us cool are more difficult to come by. Do sweat-wicking performance wear actually work? 

Adaptive Survival Clothing by Jacqueline Nanne is early stage smart textile experiments that aim at creating clothing that adapts body temperature. The textiles are designed with kinetic pores that open and close. Nitinol, a smart memory alloy, is used to actuate the textiles. 

Follow the development of the project here

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Tags: Etextiles, Thermoregulation

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