TissuTex aims to become the "one stop shop" for wearable and implantable mechanoactive materials. For uses in fields as varied as safety belts to surgical mesh, TissuTex's patented textile technology harnesses mechanical loads to distribute stresses and strains, enhancing function, while sustaining and enriching life.
Safety Belt Mesh
TissuTex brings equity to safety, providing transport safety solutions for all. Undeniably, seat belts save lives. Yet women, as well as pregnant women, children, and auto occupants with acute and chronic disabilities, represent vulnerable populations at a higher risk from injuries in a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA), even when wearing seatbelts [https://www.genderedinnovations.se/page/en-US/93/Why_a_Swedish_platform]. An October 2019, Consumer Reports exposé questions why nothing has been done by safety regulators to address this gap in safety [https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/the-gender-safety-gap-from-our-president-february-2020/]. The time is nigh for new solutions.
TissuTex's advanced manufactured, mechano-active textile technology emulates the mechanical properties of natural tissues to dissipates forces, stresses and strains on impact.
Current medical devices are made of materials that poorly match the natural properties of nature's own, and they fail as a result. Examples of such failures abound, from implantables to wearables, e.g. surgical meshes that shorten or stiffen at interfaces within the body, compression sleeves that fail to deliver gradients in pressure as advertised, natural materials are intrinsically smart and comprise gradients that harness ambient mechanical loads while transmitting and dissipating loads at interfaces. TissuTex's patented mechanoactive textiles and textile composites emulate natural materials through gradients in fibers and smart properties [https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590048X19300184].