Working Group 4: Ergonomics of Thermal Aspects of Helmet Usage

Combining mathematics and manikins

For the first time ever, mathematical models of human physiology have been combined with a single body part manikin to establish a more accurate and complete evaluation of thermal comfort. In this way, comfort can be assessed under dynamic conditions, such as varying outdoor temperature, clothing and activity levels, and provide a coherent physiological control. This model performed well when predicting the overall physiological response under changing conditions.

WG4 TestSetUpHeadManikin

The advanced thermal manikin headform at Empa.

 
 
 
 

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