RoboTop - A Financial Times Review of the Effektor Running Powershirt
"The chief executive of X-Bionic, Professor Bodo W. Lambertz, believes sportswear should be as “innovative, efficient and forward-looking as car manufacturing, space travel and modern medicine”. X-BIONICs running shirts employ the innovative 3D bionic sphere system that cools and warms the body; partial compression technology to increase reaction time and minimise injury, and buitl-in Sweat Traps to evaporate perspiration. More importantly, this kit makes you look like the Terminator." - The Financial Times Review.
Blood flowing through your body has a tough path back to your heart - long, against the force of gravity and against the centrifugal forces created by constant movement. The Effektor Running Powershirt® therefore not only has perfomrnace-enhancing X-BIONIC® Partialkompression® in the entire upper body, but it also increases the compression applied to the arms. The return of blood has an easier time of it, and your cardiovascular system saves energy. You gain even more power the the large 3D Bionic Sphere® Syste on the back. It relieves your body's own need for temperature management. Neural-Response-Bandages on the elbows provide for quicker, more precise muscular response.
Wearing the new Effektor Running Power Shirt has been described as like wearing a second skin. It is packed with X-BIONIC’s award-winning and patented technologies, such as the 3D-BionicSphere-System, which keeps you warm when you are cold, and cool when you are warm.
Effektor unleashes the potential that until now seemed to be unrealistic – limits of muscle coordination, of body temperature regulation, heart rate, endurance, recovery time, lactate buildup and transmission of stimuli along nerve pathways. The key – Partial Kompression, which reduces muscle oscillations, and improves the supply not only of oxygen but also of nutrients to your muscles, enabling quicker recovery.
During sport activities body warmth is created: in extreme situations, up to 1,200 watts worth. Up to 90 % of this is released by the athlete from the skin to maintain a body temperate of 37 °C. X-BIONIC Partial Kompression applies targeted pressure on 1mm wide ridges. Left and right of the ridge is a compression-free area where compression could have a negative effect on blood circulation to the skin. In this way the blood flow through veins and capillaries remain unimpeded. Partial Kompression uses the skin as a surface for cooling and, thus, can take advantage of the body’s personal microclimate for optimizing performance.