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US engineers design heating patches that can be sewn into clothes

US engineers design heating patches that can be sewn into clothes 1

Some of the scientists that even include one of the Indian origins have now developed a flexible, battery supported heating patches which can be seen into the clothes and keep the body warm. Some of the researchers from the Rutgers University and Oregon State University in America has come up with a cost-effective way to create the patches by using the intense pulses of light to fuse tiny silver wires with the polyester.

Their heating performance is nearly going to be of around 70 percent which is much more higher than the similar patches created by the other researchers, according to the report which has been revealed.  “This is important in the built environment, where we waste lots of energy by heating buildings – instead of selectively heating the human body,” said Rajiv Malhotra, an assistant professor at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

It is also estimated that around 47 percent of the global energy is used for the indoor heating, and 42 percent of that energy is always wasted to heat up the empty spaces and objects instead of people.

Solving the global energy crisis, which is a major contributor to global warming, would also require a sharp reduction in the energy for the indoor heating. Personal thermal management, which is mainly focused on enhancing the human body as needed, is one of the emerging potential solutions. Such patches may also someday help the warm anyone who even works or plays the outdoors, the researchers revealed.

They even created the highly flexible, efficient and inexpensive heating patches by simply using the “intense pulsed light sintering” to fuse the silver nanowires, thousands of time thinner than a human hair to polyester fibers with the help of pulses of high energy alert.

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