Persons suffering from heat-related illnesses such as multiple sclerosis may succumb to high temperatures. The consequences are exhaustion, loss of performance and health problems. Cooling clothes such as cooling vest or cool shirt provide a simple, fast and efficient means to reduce heat stress and fight the Fatigue syndrome (Uhthoff’s phenomenon).
Use the cooling vest and cool shirt also in offices without air conditioning. There, they provide excellent protection against heat and improve concentration and performance. Feel less exhausted with cooling wear such as cooling vest, cool shirt and cooling caps, bandanas and neckbands. Scientific studies with persons affected confirm the efficiency of the E.COOLINE cooling vest.
People suffering from multiple sclerosis may succumb to elevated temperatures. One common symptom of multiple sclerosis, which occurs in approx. 60-80 % of patients, is the Uhthoff’s phenomenon. It involves a worsening of the neurological symptoms. The cause is the elevation of body temperature through fever, bodily exercise, or simply through elevation of the ambient temperature, e.g. in summer, warm countries, or warm rooms.
In addition to a frequently dramatic worsening of bodily symptoms, the patient becomes more rapidly fatigued (“fatigue syndrome”). Both of these effects produce enormous limitations both in patients’ professional life and in their activities of daily living, resulting in a substantial reduction in their quality of life. The effects, however, are reversible in the sense that these negative symptoms will disappear once the body is cooled (Source: DMSG German Multiple Sclerosis Society)
For persons suffering from MS, cooling textiles significantly reduce signs of exhaustion. Recent US studies carried out by the Kessler Foundation confirm a loss of memory and concentration of 70% in heat. For the persons affected, this is not just a minor nuisance but an impact that produces many limitations in professional life, at home or during sports. Only 30% of memory make many things enormously difficult.
Cooling clothes such as cooling vest, cool shirt or cooling caps, bandanas and neckbands help to fight exhaustion. For more success and fun during work, leisure times and sports, even in heat.
Together with leading hospitals in Germany and Austria, we carried out tests with many multiple sclerosis patients. The reactions of persons affected are overwhelming and even the feedback of physicians and therapists, who are usually rather moderate, were really positive. The reasons for these reactions are simple: easy and quick activation of the vests with water from the tap, the low weight of the textiles that guarantees high comfort and cooling for several hours or a whole day. The vest is just worn on top or underneath normal clothing. It is available in various sizes and easy to care.
Not only persons suffering from MS but also Formula 1 racers and other top athletes such as the German National Athletics Team (DLV) already work with COOLINE SX3 technology.
In the video, F1 Team Race Manager Paul Seaby demonstrates the way from MS to Formula 1.
The definition of health delivered by WHO reads as follows: „A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being not merely the absence of disease“.
It is not possible to heal MS with cooling vests, but it is possible to improve in many ways the physical, mental and social life of persons affected.
At high outside temperatures, persons affected by the Uhthoff’s phenomenon cannot enjoy holidays in hot countries, ice cream on hot summer days, gardening and much more. But not only during leisure times, the persons suffering from fatigue are also affected during work. Even if their workplaces are air-conditioned, the way to the parking lot at 30°C in the shade often turns into a torture. Not to mention bicycle tours or grill parties with colleagues in the summer sun. For all these activities, E.COOLINE provides relief.
Overall, I can say that I’m feeling much better. Before, hot weather made me tired very quickly. The vest vastly improves this heat problem.
I feel much better while wearing it. I experienced that I am feeling best at temperatures just below 20°C. Everything above impairs my performance extremely. Meanwhile, thanks to the cooling vest, I can concentrate much better on a task, especially in high temperatures
Most of all, I use the vest at work. I’m a software developer. With all the computers and other equipment, temperatures may easily rise above 25 degrees. When I wear the cooling vest, I don’t have any problems, even when the air conditioner is turned off in summer. With the vest I am totally independent of the conditions around me. Even my employer has noticed how well I am doing with the vest and has offered to get another one for me at company expenses.
The vest is very easy to handle. I hold it under the tap for a couple of seconds and then wipe it with a towel to dry the outer fabric. Once I have put it on, it feels a bit chilly for just a moment. But then it feels very comfortable.
Mostly I use about 1 liter of water. The cooling effect then lasts for one and a half days, which is a very long time. So I’m also comfortable when I go out in the evening.
I can absolutely recommend the vest to all people suffering from MS and heat problems. Then, I chose the E.COOLINE cooling vest because it was easy to handle and I didn’t regret my choice. My quality of life has improved a lot. Before, steady performance always depended on temperatures. As soon as it got warm, my concentration dropped noticeably. Before, I always took a cold shower in such moments, if possible. Meanwhile I can count on my potential, thanks to E.COOLINE. The vest works as a cold shower worked before.
The use of climate neutral cooling vests significantly reduces symptoms of the Uhthoff’s phenomenon of multiple sclerosis, as demonstrated by the E.COOLINE application study carried out in the south of Germany.
The results were unambiguous: Although there exist only a few studies on the effects of cooling products on the life quality of MS patients, more than 90% of the patients rated the cooling effect of E.COOLINE as good to excellent and believed that the products increased performance and decreased symptoms of fatigue.
Patients positively rated the comfort of the vests and their easy handling.