Itch no longer too sensitive to scratch

Dr Maryam Naebe is helping resolve one of wool's big issues.

Dr Maryam Naebe
Dr Maryam Naebe

Deakin University is playing a role in getting ride of one of wool's big issues, the itch factor, according to Brian Clancy writing in The Weekly Times.

Researchers, including Deakin's Dr Maryam Naebe from the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) have been working on the problem for the past four years.

And the weapon which is about to be deployed, writes Clancy, is the Wool Comfortmeter, "a simple table-top device that can sense and detect pesky fibres in a fabric which cause itch".

Click here to see the full story in The Weekly Times.

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