A study by the Institute Consortium natural fiber and medicinal plants, the Technical University of Lodz, University of Medical Sciences in Poznan and textile manufacturers Marko-Kolor (Poland) has developed textile materials bioactive innovation capable of healing wounds and intend for dermatology patients. The project partners say weaving new material allows the production of clothing can treat skin diseases with the use of beads microspheres containing active herbal extracts.
Products for the elderly and disabled
In addition to the treatment of dermatological, textile materials bioactive can be used to produce clothing for the disabled and the elderly. Based on data derived from Eurostat statistics agency of the European Union from 2008 to 260 years, the proportion of people over 65 in the EU’s population will increase from 17.1% or 84.6 million people up to 305 or is 151.5 million. By 2020, the elderly and the disabled will occupy 25% of the EU population, triggered demand for clothing made from special textile materials capable of healing wounds. Clothing with biological activity have been developed will have a major impact on improving the quality of life of users by making them can perform the therapy is often entangled and by ensuring the health and safety of them.
Clothing made of natural fibers (linen and organic cotton) is safe for human skin. Woven and knitted fabrics dyed with dyes extracted from plants have antibacterial properties and anti-inflammatory. Functionality of clothes is guaranteed through the inclusion of microparticles containing the herbal healing extracts. Clothing personalized to fit the needs of patients in type and location of skin diseases as well as the shape and body size. The test was conducted on volunteers with skin problems has confirmed that clothes effectively support the treatment of dermatology.
Nguyen Hoang Minh