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THE TRICK®

Earlier cooling. Enhanced performance.

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The Challenge

Normal thermoregulation during athletic activity follows defined rules: When the body temperature during activity climbs over a certain point, sensors in the back notify the brain via the spinal cord of the need for cooling. Only then is sweat produced to cool the already overheated body.

The Solution

The Thermoscan clearly shows the local warmth along the spinal column as a result of the insulation elements in THE TRICK®. The thermal imaging camera shows the radiation from heat sources. Cool colours therefore show areas of high insulation, whilst warm colours show areas emitting lots of heat. 
With The Trick®, the developers at X-BIONIC® have found a new and superior way to thermoregulate. Along an insulation zone on the spine, an overheating of the body is simulated, and the brain kicks in with early sweat production.
Result: You have more energy for performance.

How it works

1 | SPINE INSULATION ZONE
Special woven structures placed along the spine simulate the entire body warming up. In addition, it creates a localised zone of warmth where the body temperature climbs distinctly higher than on the rest of the body.

 

2 | SENSORS
Sensors along the spinal cord: within the zone of warmth, they register a strong warming trend. The sensors transmit their observation along the spinal cord to the brain. 

 

3 | SIGNAL
The brain interprets the signals as a sign that the entire body is overheating. It kicks in sweat production although the body in fact is still near its optimal performance temperature.

4 | SWEAT COLLECTOR
Sweat Collectors are placed where the body accumulates the most sweat. This is where sweat is soaked up like a sponge and moved gradually through the thickened structures of the HydroPort yarn to Sweat Transporters. With this network of transporting yarn, sweat is shuttled - to the Sweat Distributor Zone.

 

 

5 | SWEAT TRANSPORTER
Like a network of tiny canals, the sweat-transporting HydroPort yarn wraps around the body. Sweat on the abdomen and back is continuously guided to the Sweat Distributors on the upper thighs. Sweat Transporters ensure that sweat can evaporate there, exactly where it can have the largest possible cooling effect on overheated muscles.

 

 

6 | SWEAT DISTRIBUTOR
The design of the Sweat Distributors takes its lead from the anatomy of the muscles. Its construction combines X-BIONIC® Partialkompression® and knit-in ridges that cool off muscles. Guided by Sweat Transporters, sweat is gathered over a broad area in the Sweat Distributors, which are at-the-ready as a cooling mechanism. If heat is produced, evaporation immediately counteracts it. Sweat Distributors provide additional cooling for heat-intensive muscle areas.

 

 

 

The Solution

With athletic activity, the body temperature climbs steadily. Only when the upward curve reaches the zone of overheating does the body start to counteract it. First, though, since the begin of sweat production has been delayed, it must work to lower high temperatures. Cooling off takes longer; vital energy reserves are lost.
The body stays in its optimal performance zone because sweat  production kicks in earlier thanks to THE TRICK®. The early onset of cooling quickly and effectively decreases the already low body temperature. Athletes protect their energy reserves and can call up higher performance. 

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