New Generation of Intelligent Clothing

Team of scientists has created a self-healing, and water-repellent fabric, the dream of all women, and designed for men. Developed for EU project Safe@Sea, which is conceiving a new generation of “intelligent” clothing it is designed for fishermen and sailors who not only need an inflatable boat or a speedster, but also a reliable clothing. However, while the new fabric has demonstrated its ability to “heal” small cuts just under laboratory conditions. To teach the fabric to repair itself in its surface implanted microcapsules containing a substance like glue. During damage of coating the microcapsules are broken, their contents hardening and eliminates damage. Safe@Sea is an eight-member European group that is fostering a range of fishermen’s workwear with inbuilt lifesaving electronics.