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Sensation

The Science
Sensation



A Sense of Wellbeing

Understanding a material’s textural qualities and its response to light touch, in order to deliver a tangible sensation of wellbeing.


Parameters

Touch
The initial sensation experienced by applying the lightest pressure and movement across the surface of a material; perceived as roughness, smoothness, softness, elasticity, etc.

Imprint
The feeling experienced as a material either presses against or moulds itself to the contours of the body; perceived as enveloping, moulding or malleable.

 

Travel
The experience felt in the time between applying pressure to a material and then settling into it; perceived as sinking, weightlessness or immersion.

 

Measurements

Micro-compression
The relationship between stress and strain within a material that has been compressed by 10%; represented as slopes of varying steepness.

 

Recovery time
The time in which it takes a material to return to its original shape after being stretched or compressed.

 

Creep
The tendency of a material to move slowly or deform under the influence of stress; the speed and direction in which this occurs.

 

 

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