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Industry 4.0 Summitt

Manchester Central (M2 3GX)

28/02/2018 - 01/03/2018

Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are (more)

Drives & Controls 2018

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

10/04/2018 - 12/04/2018

Drives & Controls exhibition is recognised as the UK’s leading show for Automation, Power (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Arena MK(MK1 1ST)


Following a successful launch in 2017, UKIVA Machine Vision Conference returns to Arena MK, Milton Keynes, (more)

No more sweaty feet for athletes

No more sweaty feet for athletes The ClimaCool 2 ventilation and cooling system is the latest technology to be introduced by Adidas, and a Flir Systems ThermaCAM SC3000 thermal imaging camera has played a pivotal role in proving this evolving design. When athletes run, their feet sweat. Not only does this cause discomfort but it also prompts the development of blisters. ClimaCool technology uses angled vents to force air through the shoe, its flow increasing proportionally with the intensity of the sporting activity. In ClimaCool 2, Adidas builds on this concept to convert an athlete’s power into a direct performance benefit. It provides a 360° ventilation system so that when the athlete is running at top speed, ClimaCool 2 delivers up to 32% more cooling to the foot than traditional running shoes. The ThermaCAM was extensively used during the development of ClimaCool technology. Its prime function was to see which part of the foot got hottest while running. This information allowed Adidas to develop the first ClimaCool shoe to remove heat from these areas. A key factor in Adidas’ choice of the ThermaCAM SC3000 was its thermal sensitivity of 0.02° that has allowed the company’s scientists to see the smallest of temperature differences. A further benefit was the production of crisp images that could be used for marketing purposes.

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