Dr. V. Prieb
USA-Patentanmeldung 289265449 US vom 1997
"Flat composite fabric with memory-metal
and its applications"
in Germany DE 195 29 500 C2,
in Europe EP 961 12 965.7 and
in the USA US 732,927-08
Inventors and patent holders:
Dr. V. Prieb (Berlin, DE)
Object of the invention:
A flat composite fabric comprising a flat fabric and wires which are
permanently incorporated therein and which are made of an alloy possessing
shape memory properties (memory fabric) and its application in the medicine,
aeronautic and space technology. A one of this application - massage device -
is especially suitable for the fitness aims at home.
Manufacturing of the flat composite fabric:
The composite memory fabric can be manufactured in the form of a continuous
dressing, bandage or sleeve.
Properties of the memory fabric:
The memory fabric is very soft at the room temperature and can be easy tensed.
At the heating through the human body or by means of a current impulse the
memory fabric contracts and press on the body.
Passive compression bandages and support dressing:
Active massage devices as a gradient systems and pressure suits for pilots and astronauts:
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