Interactive knitted fabrics
In the Trans. fur project, intelligent textile structures were developed that adapt their water permeability when they come into contact with moisture by changing their surface shape.
The model for this was human skin. Their material and sensory properties make them an interactive sensory and regulatory organ that protects the body and controls its temperature and moisture balance at the same time. Working with knitted textiles appeared particularly useful. Different mesh sizes, reminiscent of skin pores, can reduce moisture permeability through a controlled contraction. Conceivable areas of application for textiles are fashion and home textiles.
The aim of Trans. fur was the development of intelligent textiles, capable of altering moisture permeability by adjusting their surface structures.
The inspiration for this project was human skin. Its sensory and functional properties protect the body from the environment and serve as an interactive regulatory organ for the body’s temperature and moisture household. Knitted textiles seemed to be the most appropriate for this approach.
Different mesh sizes, reminiscent of human skin pores, can reduce moisture permeability through guided contractions.