The Wellness Brief® and Underwear are based on the same principles as the Maximum Absorbency Garments (MAGs) developed by NASA.
In creating the MAG, NASA developed a super absorbent polymer capable of absorbing up to 60 times its own volume. Super absorbent material, like starch, is made from molecules that are banded together with millions of identical units.
The adult-sized diaper with extra absorption material is used because astronauts cannot remove their spacesuits during long operations. Three MAGs are given during space shuttle missions, one for during launch, reentry, and a spare in case reentry needs to be tried again.
Unlike other briefs that have a single core absorption system, The Wellness Brief has a triple layered core just as NASA's MAG so that all of the moisture is retained away from the skin in a separate layer and what is actually against the skin feels dry. This is what we call our InconTek® technology.
Keeping urine away from the skin is the key to preventing urinary tract infections, severe irritation, and many other incontinence related problems.