Working Group 4: Ergonomics of Thermal Aspects of Helmet Usage - Working Group Focus

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Working Group Focus

In relation to COST Action TU1101, the primary focus of Working Group 4 was to:

Produce an overview of the scientific state of the art, including suggestions for future directions for thermal aspects of helmets;
Create models and experimental simulations to help in Research and Development of more thermally comfortable bike helmet designs;
Contribute to guidelines, directives and norms for both testing helmets and regulating their production;
Investigate new materials and helmet forms to determine optimal design and minimal thermal discomfort;
Test new helmet designs and their thermal properties;
Establish project initiatives to improve thermal aspects of helmet design. Information & Communication Technology (ICT) also plays a role in this;
Improve thermal comfort for cyclists who will eventually wear the helmets.


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