Presentation on theme: "Smarty Pants The Science & Technology of Underwear Dr Audrey Matthews De Montfort University."— Presentation transcript:
Smarty Pants The Science & Technology of Underwear Dr Audrey Matthews De Montfort University
What are Pants? Pants English Underpants or knickers American Trousers or slacks
What do we mean by Smart? Smart English Clever; keen on bargaining; stylish; unscrupulous; brisk well-groomed; painfully severe Science Something that appear to think, or have memory They return to their original state
Sportswear – Our Needs Comfort Freedom of movement Breathable Quick drying Lightweight Move moisture away from skin Improved fit Improved performance
Swimwear Less fabric, more speed Shave all body hair
Aquablade More fabric, more speed Fabric more slippery than skin
Fastskin Copies dermal dentricles found in shark’s skin Water forms vortices around dentricles Water slips more closely to body Minimises drag and increases efficiency
Fastskin Structure Seams isolate muscle groups The inner arms of the FastSkin (full body) incorporate a gripper fabric that mimics skin, increasing friction and giving the swimmer a greater grip and feel in the water.
PowerSkin FRICTION zero friction WEIGHT 30% lighter than a regular swimwear material MOISTURE ABSORPTION 15% less moisture absorption THE FABRIC A revolutionary woven material with polyamide coating
Adidas Ap-precision Tennis Compresses serving arm Reduces muscle vibration and energy losses Factor of three increase in accuracy of forehand shots 10% increase in serve accuracy Ball speed increased
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