Tagged: swimwear

3D printed Elle prosthetic leg for swimmers comes as a boon

Elle prosthetic leg for swimmers

Elle prosthetic leg for swimmers

When we talk of 3D printing and prosthetics, it has been prosthetic limbs like arms and legs that have dominated the scene. Now there is a prosthetic swimming leg for amputees that allows them to swim again. Developed by Della Tosin, LA-based product designer with degree from the Art Center College, the prosthetic swimming leg dubbed as Elle provides balance, strength and practicality. Along with the prosthetic, it comes with a wearable suit that assists single-leg amputees in competing with regular swimmers. Apparently Elle is also competing in the James Dyson Foundation 2014 innovation competition.
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Swim trunk with hydrophobic nanotechnology repels any kind of liquid

Frank Anthony hydrophobic nanotechnology swim trunks

Next time you get wet in the swimming pool you won’t have to worry drying your shorts in the sun. Frank Anthony’s hydrophobic nanotechnology swimwear makes it possible as these shorts don’t soak water and in fact repel it for a ultra-dry feel. Not only water but these shorts repel any kind of liquid material including coffee, soda or fruit juice. Now that is some good news for people who are in the habit of spilling their drinks or have to stay in water for extended period of time for swimming or any other outdoor activities.
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Japanese have created anti-radiation swimwear after Fukushima disaster

Anti-radiation swimwear by Yamamoto Corporation

Yamamoto Corporation is already an established swimwear maker in japan. And, the latest addition to their innerwear portfolio is a collection of radiation-proof apparel for countering the ill effects of the Fukushima radioactive disaster. Designed specially for workers who do their risky duties in the vicinity of the damaged power plant, the technologically advanced swimsuit is touted to be crafted from a high-performance bio-rubber material. This clothing component is further improved with the integration of micron-sized bubbles that have the ability to block ‘100 percent’ of beta rays from contaminated water zones. Such heavy duty shielding capacities will potentially avoid the seriously harmful effects of beta rays, like occurrences of cancer.

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