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1. (WO2017062690) MOISTURE PERMEABLE HYDROGEL COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/062690    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/055853
Publication Date: Fri Apr 14 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 07 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B32B 3/12
A41D 31/00
A61L 27/52
A61L 27/56
A41D 31/02
Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Inventors: BRIENZA, David, M.
RUIZ, Esteban
Title: MOISTURE PERMEABLE HYDROGEL COMPOSITE MATERIALS
Abstract:
A moisture permeable composite material for a wide variety of applications including without limitation prosthetic liners, orthotic liners, clothing, space suits and environmental suits comprising: an inner layer comprising a hydrogel, or a thin tough hydrogel membrane, or dual network hydrogel; and an outer layer comprising a porous elastomer or an open cell foam.