Extracted from Japanese Journal of Allergology Vol. 71 2022, p. 735
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Nagasaki University has recently published an academic paper recommending Comfiknit functional T-shirt for people suffering from a common but chronic skin condition called atopic dermatitis (AD).
Co-authored by several professors from the Department of Dermatology at Nagasaki University, the paper was presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Allergology on Oct 7-9, 2022.
The release of the publication followed a clinical trial of nine AD patients wearing specially-designed T-shirts (Comfiknit Atopic Eczema T-shirts) over a total of eight weeks in the summer and winter seasons in 2020. (Ref. Japanese Journal of Allergology Vol. 71 2022, p. 735)
Hong Kong Education University
The effect of sportswear composition and layer structure on physiological response and comfort
Wing Shan CHAN1, 2, Kenneth LAU2 and Daniel Hung Kay CHOW1
1 Department of Health & Physical Education, The Education University of Hong Kong
2 Wealthy Step International Ltd., Hong Kong
The purpose of this research is to compare the impact of two sportswear samples with different fabric composition and layer structure on physiological changes and perceived comfort. Sample 1 is a 2-layer structured fabric made from 100% polyester of a leading sportswear brand. Sample 2 is Comfiknit fabric, a blended mixture (polyester, modal and spandex), a 3-layer structured fabric.
The effects of sportswear composition and fabric layer structure on athletes’ physiological change and perceived comfort were examined. Our results suggested that fabric composition and layer structure affect wearing comfort, and that comfort measure is observed to be more sensitive to the differences in material use and layer structure design. Sample 2, the three-layer blended mixture fabric resulted in better comfortability possibly due to improved moisture transportation and absorption as reported in past study. The presence of regenerated fibre in a 3-layer structure appears to be the differential factor distinguishing the sportswear in subjective comfort ratings in this study. Furthermore, standardising data collection with a larger sample size can improve the accuracy and power of the study. It is recommended to further investigate the effect of layers in fabric structure on wearing comfort.