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Document ID (ISN)73494
CIS number 99-1696
ISSN - Serial title 0300-8134 - Journal of Human Ergology
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Abeysekera J., Holmer I., Liu X., Gao C., Wu Z.
Title Some design recommendations to improve comfort in helmets: A case study from China
Bibliographic information Dec. 1996, Vol.25, No.2, p.145-154. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract Hotness, weight and fitting problems are major wearability issues that require improvements in safety helmets. The need for an optimally designed helmet in China prompted a case study on comfort aspects in helmets. The subjective impressions of the wearers of test helmets provided useful information for design changes to improve comfort. Heat transfer measurements through helmets indicated the need for ventilation openings to be provided on the shell of plastic helmets. Due to the advantage of low weight and good ventilation, it is recommended that cane helmets be further developed to improve protection, wearability and durability, and eventually for large scale production. Topics: case study; comfort assessment; comfort criteria; design of equipment; heat transfer; safety helmets; subjective assessment; thermal comfort.
Descriptors (primary) safety helmets; comfort criteria; design of equipment
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; case study; heat transfer; comfort assessment; thermal comfort
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina; Sweden
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Head protection