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Textronic system developed at Lodz University of Technology wins gold in Bagnkok

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Scientists from the Lodz University of Technology have developed a textronic system for monitoring vibrations that could be useful in car seats for kids and in the seats of mechanical equipment operators. Their project won a gold medal at the international exhibition in Bangkok (Thailand).

The textronic system for monitoring vibrations developed by scientists from the Lodz University of Technology, which could be used in car seats for children and in the seats of mechanical equipment operators, was presented at the InInternational Intelectual Property, Invention, Innovation and Technology Exposition in Bangkok and awarded with a gold medal by the organizers of the event.

The authors of the project are Dr. Michał Frydrysiak and Zbigniew Pawliczak from the Department of Knitting Technologies and Textile Machinery at the Faculty of Material Technologies and Textile Design of the Lodz University of Technology.

'The textronic diagnostic system consists of an engineered 3D sensory spacer knitted fabric. A piezoelectric thread is integrated into its structure and connected to an electronic device equipped with software for recording and processing vibrations', explains Dr Frydrysiak. 

He adds that its main advantage is its ability to perform vibration diagnostics, i.e. to visualize and signal vibrations exceeding values safe for humans.

The project may be a solution to the problem of the negative effects of the transfer of vibrations to the human body, which may affect especially the skeletal system and internal organs. Drivers deal with the phenomenon, but it also concerns children travelling in car seats, especially infants who usually travel in a semi-recumbent position, thus absorbing vibrations through the lumbar spine. (PAP)

PAP - Science in Poland, Agnieszka Grzelak-Michałowska

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