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Methods for assessing the performance and comfort of functional clothing

Key factors determining the use of wool in the apparel industry are the assessment of next to skin comfort and thermal performance during activity.

This investment sought to develop standardised evaluation methods to quantify human comfort and performance for outdoor and performance clothing (eg for hiking, running and cycling). This project aimed to quantify the relationships between current standard test methods to assess moisture management and human comfort including assessment of temperature and heat loss as well as mechanical and sensory aspects of comfort.

Project date

19 Oct 2015-30 Jun 2019

Principal investigator

Emiel DenHartog

Research organisation

North Carolina State University

Project led by

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

Australian Wool Innovation is a not-for-profit enterprise that conducts research, development and marketing along the worldwide supply chain for Australian …

  • Location

    Australia

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Focus areas

Industries

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