On March 15-16,2023, the 11th Anwenderforum Smart Textiles (Smart Textiles User Forum) will be held in Switzerland for the first time. 12 companies will present innovative textile products with integrated electronics from various fields, including architecture, health monitoring and prevention, thermal engineering and animal wellness. As a long-time member of the program committee, Sabine Anton-Katzenbach will moderate the section on March 16, which will feature textile-based smart solutions for analyzing muscle activity, walking patterns or breath monitoring to achieve a better sleep. In particul she islooking forward to  Bemer Group's presentation on "Areas of application for physical vascular therapy in humans and animals". After all, she personally experienced tthe positive effect on horses by the products developed by the company.

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A new study on the greenhouse gas potential of different circular textile models models is going to become a show-stopper. The authors state that sharing - i.e. a renting model for fashion - and textile recycling are poisonous to the climate. In the study "Innovative recycling or extended use? Comparing the global warming potential of different ownership and end-of-life scenarios for textiles", the scientists around Jarkko Levänen compared the carbon dioxide equivalents of different circular models, limiting themselves to selected processes. The result is likely to become a shock to many: According to the researchers' calculations, sharing and recycling are climate destroyers. Find out why it is a limited approach in the 10/21 issue of R&W Textilservice.