Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Research on neurophysiological perceptions of textiles
Research on neurophysiological perceptions of textiles
27
Oct '12
In addition to modern sportswear, the market is increasingly demanding functional undergarments for the fashion and business sectors. However, for this application textiles with special properties are required which clearly differentiate them from sportswear. These gaps in the market have now been closed by a current research project entitled (ZIM-Project KF2136724CJ2) which is investigating first-layer textiles.

The partners have placed high requirements on the laundry items which are worn directly next to the skin. For instance, outer garments such as business shirts or blouses should glide over them with as little friction as possible and should also mechanically interact with them a little.

To achieve this, the selection of fibre substrates, fabric manufacture and finishing must be finely-tuned to each other throughout the process. First-layer textiles should be as inconspicuous as possible under shirts and blouses and should appear invisible yet at the same time be pleasant to wear. In fact, wearer-acceptance is particularly important in this regard.

Furthermore, when used in conjunction with businesswear, these first-layer textiles must not negatively impair the concentration and attention of the wearer in the accomplishment of his/her duties. And last but not least the materials must ensure that the wearer feels fresh throughout the whole (working) day and does not smell of sweat.

In order to combine these material properties and implement them in a product range, the researchers at the Department for Hygiene, Environment & Medicine at the Hohenstein Institute together with Pro Feet Functional Wear GmbH, a designer of seamless functional sportswear, are working on a joint and publicly-funded project, which is investigating the complex interactions of first-layer textiles with the skin and outer garments.

The Hohenstein scientists are for the first time pursuing new approaches relating to neurophysiological product perceptions of textiles by the consumer. In the words of Prof. Dr. Dirk Höfer, Head of the Department for Hygiene, Environment and Medicine at the Hohenstein Institute, “We want to understand how direct body-contact clothing is accepted by the wearer and how it influences him/her.”

We are capturing this data in a research project by using state-of-the-art neurophysiological methods which have their origins in neuromarketing". In this context their investigations, which also cover the influence of first-layer textiles on people's daily working routine, are based on a recognised concentration and awareness test.

Finally the scientists have incorporated validated test systems for optimum textile sweat odour management into the project. Here the researchers have developed a test track via which the sweat build-up can be evaluated quantitatively via specially marked sweat odour molecules and qualitatively by trained panellists.

This enables a clear ranking of first-level textiles with a view to the intensity of sweat odour development in comparison to customary products available on the market. In this project the partners are pursuing a special functional approach for effective sweat management which on the one hand reduces the creation of a sweat odour, and on the other, inactivates the odour molecules in such a way that they can no longer be perceived by the nose, and all with the best possible skin-friendly properties.


Must ReadView All

ITC, ICS tie up to help Moroccan textile value chain

Textiles | On 21st Apr 2018

ITC, ICS tie up to help Moroccan textile value chain

The International Trade Centre (ITC) has partnered with ICS, which...

Bangladesh garment manufacturers call for fair pricing

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Apr 2018

Bangladesh garment manufacturers call for fair pricing

Bangladesh garment manufacturers want a ‘commensurate adjustment’ by...

Pak ministry proposes extension to PM package for 2018-19

Textiles | On 21st Apr 2018

Pak ministry proposes extension to PM package for 2018-19

Pakistani textile ministry has reportedly proposed extending the...

Interviews View All

Smita Murarka
Amanté

‘There is huge demand in the Indian lingerie market for non-wired styles.’

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Headhonchos
Indian textile value chain

'One nation, one tax' is a great concept

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Harsh Shah

Fynd is the central online shopping destination for fashion, offering...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


April 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search