Ski jacket for smarter sweating

February 1st, 2020

HYDRO_BOT technology matches sweat rates of the human body, eliminating sweat 10 times more effectively than ordinary membranes. The more moisture the skier produces, the faster it works. Photo: KJUS. It may be cold on the slopes, but on a downhill run it’s easy to build up sweat. Skiers understand all too well the discomfort […]

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Schoeller signs HYDRO_BOT production agreement

July 14th, 2017

Schoeller Textil AG and Osmotex AG have signed a production agreement for HYDRO_BOT, a new technology for moisture management that transports moisture to match human sweat rates in various climates, conditions and activity levels. Tests of the HYDRO_BOT panels have shown encouraging results for the moisture management solution. Behind HYDRO_BOT is Osmotex, a Swiss-Norwegian start-up […]

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Wearable electronics technology developers, textile designers and fashion brands join forces to make smarter clothing

July 1st, 2017

Over the past decade, we’ve seen a slow but sure evolution of wearable electronics, including smart textiles, designed primarily to monitor body functions and communicate with the Internet of Things. But a great many of them were not especially wearable, and some never made it out of the lab. The tide, however, seems to be […]

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A revolution in moisture management

April 14th, 2017

Five textile industry leaders are launching HYDRO_BOT, a new technology for moisture management. It is expected to solve a major challenge in sports, work and protective clothing: to transport moisture to match human sweat rates in various climates, conditions and activity levels. Behind HYDRO_BOT is Osmotex, a Swiss-Norwegian start-up dedicated to developing solutions for electro […]

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