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26 Jun 2014

Award winning research could influence sportswear company’s shirt designs

Davide Filingeri

A Loughborough University PhD student’s award winning research into the body’s sensitivity to skin wetness could influence the design of a major international retailer’s sports clothing.

Davide Filingeri’s study, which discovered that people are more sensitive to skin wetness in certain areas of the body, was funded by Decathlon, a French sporting goods chain store.

It won him the 2014 Jack Borgenicht PhD student award and Davide is hoping the research will help Decathlon improve the design of their sports shirts with different materials used in the problem areas.

Read the press release for more.