Your "Tension" With Static Safe Mattress Covers
new frontiers for ESD Control
by: Steve Fowler
July 19, 2002
Most electrical engineers use the word
"tension" to describe an electrical characteristic. The
word also means stress - oops, we use that too. Webster says it
is: "a mental or nervous strain." A company in Europe
is now using static protective materials similar to those used in
the ESD industry to make mattress covers and ticking. They have
scientific tests which say that a person sleeping on an mattress
cover made from ESD fabric will allow that person to get more restful
sleep than on plain ole covers. So maybe our "tension"
can be electrically relieved. You decide:
The company, Intense,
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The human body - constantly under
human body is one big electric field, continually recharging its
electrons through contacting or rubbing against other materials.
Discharge comes into play when one element moves away from the other.
The discharge is usually earthed straight away, but can also occur
through ionisation discharge through the air.
Just think of the crackling and
sparks that appear when you slip off your sweater in the dark. This
phenomenon is called the corona. The more electrons there are, the
bigger the charge, and the human body can store up to 30,000 volts!
Not surprisingly, these high voltages have a negative effect on
our sleep. We feel nervous, agitated we are literally experiencing
a feeling of tension. So it is important for the body to get rid
of this tension and drop to the lowest possible voltage. And that
is exactly how Intense works.
Maybe this explains why ESD workers are so rested after a day at
work wearing static protective garments.
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