The development of an evaluation system for ergonomic clothing comfort

S. G. Hayes, W. Bailey, J. Jones

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Abstract

The broad aim of this project is to develop a subjective evaluation system for the ergonomic comfort of functional clothing. Clothing comfort consists of three elements: thermophysiological, ergonomic, and sensorial. This work will complement the existing understanding of thermophysiological comfort and further extend the ability of organisations to develop innovative clothing with high-performance applications. Garments designed at different levels are being compared with respect to pattern engineering, garment engineering, and seam engineering aspects which can help or hinder movement during a specific activity. A subjective assessment system will provide data to relate wearer comfort to design features. It is envisaged that an extension to this work will include the development of an objective evaluation methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-74
Number of pages2
JournalInternational journal of clothing science and technology
Volume12
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2000

Keywords

  • Clothing
  • Comfort
  • Ergonomic
  • Evaluation
  • Functional

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