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Award-winning Project by RI-IWEAR member: Omni-Cool-Dry™: a Desert Beetle Inspired Skin-like Fabric for Dynamic Thermal and Moisture Management

14 Apr 2022

Dr Shou Dahua, a member of the Research Institute for Intelligent Wearable Systems (RI-IWEAR), developed a desert beetle inspired skin-like fabric, which promises all-day cool, dry, breathable, and comfortable feelings under dynamic thermal conditions. This unique fabric quickly dissipates excessive sweat as water droplets to avoid sensation of wetness and saturation. It also reflects solar radiation and emits body heat to the cold universe for cooling. Compared to conventional fabrics, 𝘖𝘮𝘯𝘪-𝘊𝘰𝘰𝘭-𝘋𝘳𝘺™ weighs 75% less, dissipates sweat 3 times faster, and is 50% less clingy during heavy perspiration. The human skin can be cooled by 5°C lower than with a commercial cotton fabric. This fabric will help the outdoor enthusiasts and athletes to perform the best. It will also be desirable to professionals such as medical personnel, construction workers, and firefighters for more endurance.

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