Space tech shirt that regulate body temperature


(Article taken from http://mypaper.sg/ on 12 July 2012, Page A14)

  • Four Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduates have designed a space-age business shirt that will regulate the wearer’s body temperature, take care of pesky odours and protect him from embrassing underarm perspiration marks.

  • The high-tech Apollo shirt was created by a group called the Misistry of Supply…
  • …the fabrics uses the same techonology that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration uses in space suit…
  • …when worn outdoors on a hot day, the Apollo Shirts’s phase-change materials would pull heat away from the body and store it in the shirt.
  • When the wearer returns to his air-conditioned office, the shirt will release the store heat back to him…
  • …the project had 2,544 backers who had pledged a total of US$386,358 (S$489,188) to make the shirt a reality.
  • …will likely retail for US$129…