Scientists contribute toward safe life and activity of human beings in the ever-changing world and increasing work and life demands. Scientific findings have made life easier for most people, particularly all assistive technologies which help to improve quality of life for people with long-term health conditions. Research results thus bring medical benefits, but in general, they have a positive effect on the quality of health care, food, working conditions, free time activities and interaction of humans with each other and the environment. Apart from the direct academic, economic and societal types of impact, research results also have instrumental and conceptual functions. They influence policy, shape legislation, alter behaviour and reframe debates. What is a revolutionary finding one day changes into a generally adopted practice for the good of the human race. At the TUL contributions like that are being created.
Smart Clothes for Cyclists
Zdeněk Kůs + Antonín Havelka
In-built electronics increases safety of cyclists. Sensors on handlebars activate LED diodes informing drivers close to the the cyclist about the change of direction. Read more.
Michal Vik + Martina Viková
Functional dyes in textile applications enable indication of the intensity of UV radiation, temperature, chemical stuffs in the environment. The items of clothing with this type of finish act like powerless sensors without any physiological impact.
Estimation Methods for Extreme Precipitation
Jan Picek + team
The team develops advanced statistical models for estimating probabilities of climate extremes. This is a highly topical issue, particularly in relation to the climate change and increased occurrence of recent climatic extremes in precipitation in Central Europe with large negative effects on human society.