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.
The advanced thermal manikin headform at Empa.