Accession Number:

AD0754067

Title:

Preliminary Studies on the Development and Testing of Low-Temperature Handwear with Improved Dexterity (Report No. 1),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH UNIT NATICK MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Unit NCTRU tested the Standard Navy Mittens, Cloth, Insulated, Extreme-Cold-Weather A-1 against four experimental configurations to ascertain manipulatory capabilities in several dexterities. Test results were measured against bare-hand performance at temperatures of 70 and 35F. and the experimental designs were tested against the Navy Standard at -20F. Results based on means calculated from mean performances of 10 test subjects indicated that the Navy Standard inhibited dexterity and tactile discrimination to a much greater degree than the experimental designs in all tests. Improved prototypes are being produced for further skin temperature measurements and testing of functionability prior to field trials. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE