Schoeller/Osmotex: Jacket with embedded elect...

Jacket with embedded electronic moisture management

Schoeller Hydro Bot ISPO 2018
Schoeller Hydro Bot ISPO 2018

At the sports goods trade fair Ispo Munich from January 28-31, 2018 in Munich/Germany, the textile manufacturer Schoeller Textil AG, Sevelen/Switzerland, and the provider of solutions for electro osmosis for moisture management Osmotex AG, Thawil/Switzerland, showcased a jacket with embedded electronic moisture management.

The Hydro_Bot technology allows the wearer to sweat without feeling wet, and should be commercially available in sportswear in the course of 2018.

At the Ispo, Osmotex confirmed a new strategic partner for electronics. The developer and producer of electronics for clothing, Applycon s.r.o., Dobřany/Czech Republic, will be their preferred supplier for all integrated electronics.

The Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Empa, Dübendorf/Switzerland, has played a key role in conducting cutting-edge materials and technology research as well as clothing physiology analysis of the Hydro_Bot system incorporated in jackets, which confirmed the efficacy of the technology.

In all tests the jackets performed better than existing state-of-the-art jackets, and when the electronics were switched on the difference was remarkable.

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