The highly expected Olympic Games finally took place in Tokyo on 23rd July 2021 and followed by the Paralympics Games on 24th August 2021.
These games were described as the 'hottest games ever" (the average temperature was on par with Athens and Atlanta). Temperatures over 35C degrees with 50% humidity meant it felt like a 39C degrees. Some athletes suffered from heat: fainting and leaving competition in wheelchairs happened unfortunately.
Several athletes had opted to use Inuteq's Cooling Vests. Inuteq supplied their Entry PCM CoolOver to several athletes who used them either in pre-cooling or in recovery.
After one year delay, Tokyo 2020 took place in July 2021.
INUTEQ is happy and honored to have signed an MOU in partnership with HEAT-SHIELD, a European Union funded consortium which consists of twelve globally renowned research facilities, dedicated to address negative impact of increased workplace heat stress.
Cooling vests during a COVID-19 shift ensure that nurses experience less heat during their work and can therefore perform their work more pleasantly and comfortably. Research from Thijs Eijsvogels, Yannick de Korte, Coen Bongers, Milène Catoire and Boris Kingma. Read the entire study.
Delayed, the Tour de France 2020 started a bit later on 29th August 2020. As a proud partner of Team Jumbo Visma, Inuteq was very proud with their achievements during this special Tour de France that saw Covid-19 restrictions and challenges. All enjoyed the teamwork and the wins. Staff and riders did a great job.
Mathieu Heijboer, head of performance Team Jumbo-Visma Cycling Jumbo-Visma Cycling shares what the added value and experiences are with Inuteq's cooling vests. Team Jumbo-Visma Cycling uses our products during training and competition for the past years.
Special cooling vest against the heat for healthcare staff: 'I am less tired and sharper'
During the corona crisis, a lot is demanded from the healthcare staff and working in extreme conditions resembles top sport. Due to the protective clothing, it can get quite hot under the suits and there is a risk of overheating. This while keeping a cool head is important here.
In collaboration with TNO, the Radboud university medical center has started an investigation to relieve care staff during work. Research shows that the temperature under protective clothing can reach as much as 30 to 36 degrees. For these reasons, a new tool has been developed: a medical cooling vest.
A cooling vest was previously designed for elite athletes who need to perform during the Tokyo Olympics. The project was entitled "Thermo Tokyo". Researcher and physiologist Thijs Eijsvogels contributed to this and devoted himself to the medical cooling vest.
“The vest should not be as cool as that of the athletes, but it should cool enough to handle a three-hour shift. After a number of hours, the protective material must be changed. The cooling vests have a temperature of about 21 degrees, ”Eijsvogels tells Hart van Nederland.
Sharper, so more relaxed
Mike Zwartkruis is a nurse and tested one of the cooling vests: “During my shift I can get very hot in the protective clothing and you can sweat. I noticed a big difference when wearing it. I am less tired and sharper, which makes my services easier to get through. ”
The medical cooling vest is being further investigated by Radboud university medical center and TNO. After the study is completed and there are more positive results, use of the new tool will scale up. "The supplier can supply around ten thousand cooling vests in the short term."
Earlier in 2019, Inuteq had developed Entry PCM CoolOver using Inuteq-PAC bio-based technology, a vest with adjustable waist belt and easy to wear or clean.
In March 2020 COVID-19 pandemic was getting worse. Inuteq B.V. in collaboration with NOC * NSF (Dutch Olympic Committee), have provided five hospitals in the Netherlands with our cooling vests. Inuteq's director Eric Pellis also delivered 10 cooling vests to the Amphia hospital in Breda as a donation. Because there, too, IC employees are affected by the heat, a small gesture on our part to support the great work of these people.
Heat strain became an obvious issue for medical workers. Entry PCM CoolOver found itself an ideal Cooling Vest to be worn under Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Inuteq's director Eric Pellis delivered 10 cooling vests to the Amphia hospital in Breda.
Tour de France (6th July to 28th July 2019), France & Belgium
Participation of Team Jumbo-Visma, using Inuteq Bodycool Xtreme and Inuteq-PAC.
23/7: RT Tour de France (Twitter) "How to handle the heat? Tony Martin 85 has a secret." Thanks to Inuteq and its bio-based Coolpac, it makes a difference for the cyclists of Team Jumbo-Visma. Heatwave in France means that yesterday's stage 16 had temperatures over 40 degrees! For athletes, it means even more health challenges in those competitive environments and they have to make sure they keep hydrated and cool to perform. Wishing still a lot of courage for the cyclists in these hot conditions & keeping our fingers crossed for Team Jumbo-Visma in the coming days (as of yesterday 3rd with Steven Kruijswijk (by cyclist) and 5th in the team ranking)! Keep your head cool!
8/7: on TV. Tour de France update:
@Inuteq-PAC to prepare the athletes for pre-cooling for the major event and for recovery. Wearing the Inuteq-PAC 6.5℃ bio-based Coolpac is the most efficient cooling we have available, stable and exact.
Well done to Team Jumbo-Visma again.
Tour de France update:
Great news from the Tour de France and congratulations to Team Jumbo-Visma with Mike Teunissen winning first stage and takes the "maillot jaune" (yellow jersey)! Thanks to Inuteq and their support in this fantastic effort to keep 'their head cool'. We will keep on watching Team Jumbo-Visma and their team on the next stages.
Tour de France starting very soon, we are wishing good luck to Team Jumbo-Visma for that big event! They will be using Inuteq's Bodycool Xtreme cooling vest and Inuteq-PAC in their efforts for pre-cooling and recovery. All the best and keep cool with Inuteq!
Heatwave in Europe makes it more challenging for Athletes, professionals and individuals in their day to day activities.
Athletes more than ever need to keep cool for their health and keep up with their performance. Thanks to Inuteq, "Shaquille Oinas of the Dutch professional club ADO Den Haag wears the BodyCool Pro-A" (re-post from Inuteq) #personalcooling #keepyourheadcool
cooling for soccer player.
27th January 2019
Santos Tour Downunder (cycling, South Australia)
Participation of Team Jumbo-Visma, wearing Inuteq's Bodycool Xtreme and Inuteq-PAC.
SHARED - Santos Tour Downunder took place not too long ago (10-20th January 2019 in Adelaide) and Team Jumbo-Visma Cycling was wearing Inuteq BodyCool Xtreme in the exceptional warm conditions.
Inuteq has just released some new products and technologies:
. latest technology joining is Inuteq-QCK
This new ultra-light innovative technology is made of a new material used for cycling with the Bodycool Armsleeves (available in 2 sizes), fantastic addition for cycling and other activities. The same material is used for a new QCK-towel with its bag. Easy to activate (with water only) and to pack.
On the products side, we are getting:
1. New Towels and colours
2. Bodycool Basic in black
3. a Bandana
4. a new temperature for Inuteq-PAC: 24 degrees
Check out the new products in our Shop page.