The touch of technology
An artificial finger designed to simulate human fabric evaluation could help apparel manufacturers obtain objective fabric ratings. Whether choosing high-quality cotton sheets or determining if a fine linen shirt is worth the price, consumers historically have evaluated fabric hand based on subjective physical contact. But Seshadri S "Ram" Ramkumar, PhD, a researcher at Texas Tech University's International Textile Center, is hoping to change all that with the touch of a finger.
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