Smart materials

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What are smart materials?
Smart materials are able to react to the surrounding environment without human intervention.
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Memory foam (corpo nove)
Memory foam products have chemicals added to them in order to make them soften in reaction to body heat.
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Photochromatic materials
These fabrics react to sunlight. When they come into contact with sunlight, they change colour. An example of this material are sunglasses.
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Thermochromatic materials
This material reacts to heat. When exposed to heat the product changes colour. An example of this is a baby t-shirt.
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Biomimetrics (fastskin)
Biomimetrics are materials developed using nature as an inspiration. An example is fastskin. Fasksin is based of sharks skin used primarily for swimsuits to allow them to swim faster.
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Self cleaning products (nanotechnology)
Nanotechnology are very small particles embedded into the fabric giving of specific physical and chemical properties. An example is self cleaning products.
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Maintains personal temperatures (stomatex, outlast)
These materials store and release heat to maintain a regular body temperature.
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Power assisted textiles (solar)
These use the sunlight to gain power in order to power something. An example of this is a solar powered phone charger. It uses the sunlight to charge up the phone.
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Memory foam products have chemicals added to them in order to make them soften in reaction to body heat.

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Memory foam (corpo nove)

Card 3

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These fabrics react to sunlight. When they come into contact with sunlight, they change colour. An example of this material are sunglasses.

Back

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Card 4

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This material reacts to heat. When exposed to heat the product changes colour. An example of this is a baby t-shirt.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

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Biomimetrics are materials developed using nature as an inspiration. An example is fastskin. Fasksin is based of sharks skin used primarily for swimsuits to allow them to swim faster.

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Preview of the back of card 5
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