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New fabric tells the temperature

I thought this new invention was clever! A fabric that tells you when the wearer is too hot.

The potential for babies clothing and for sports teams for this fabric would be great. I would have loved a baby-suit in this fabric when mine were babies! :)

The temperature fabric invention

I loved the story behind the invention too. Chris Ebejer, a UK father of one spent 6 years finding a way that fabric could indicate when the baby or person wearing it had a temperature over 37 degrees C or 98.6 degrees F.

Chris first had the idea for it while watching a documentary about babies. He then began the search for an ink pigment with heat sensitive molecules.

A great invention

Heat is invisible and it can be hard to spot the signs of overheating. The new fabric will be able to communicate this.

The main use for the fabric initially will be for babies clothing. Babies up to the age of 2 years are unable to regulate their own temperature. They also can’t communicate when they have a fever or feel sick. The fabric is a visual indicator of whether the baby has a fever or not. Very handy for parents!

Professional sports team doctors may also welcome the fabric, so they can see when players are getting too hot on the field.

The future?

The fabric has a worldwide patent and Chris will be promoting Babyglow suits for babies from October. They come in pink, blue and pastel green, which all turn white as soon as the baby’s temperature rises above 37 degrees C.

This is not a promotion or paid advertisement for the fabric. I just wanted to share a new invention you may see more of in the future.

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