Smart fabric has learned to adapt to changes in body temperature

Now, many researchers are trying to create a smart fabric that helps remove heat and moisture from

body when its temperature rises - for example, when playing sports. However, existing materials are not able to adapt to changes in temperature, and are constantly acting in the same way.

Researchers under the guidance of Yu Huang Wancreated a fabric that changes throughput under intense loads. The material consists of many fibers, which are based on two fused fibers of cellulose and triacetate, and is covered with a layer of carbon nanotubes.

When the temperature affecting the fabric rises, the fibers shrink, and their infrared radiation spectrum approaches that of the human body.

Previously, engineers from the University of MassachusettsAmherst created a charge storage device that can be easily sewn into any clothes. The device will extend the work of wearable devices, such as biosensors for health monitoring or smart watches.