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Objective Evaluation of Garment Pressure

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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Very sophisticated single-point and multi-point flexible pressure sensors were used to objectively evaluate the pressure applied by a garment on the wearers body. Both commercially available civilian garments and prototypes for military garments developed by the Garment Team at the LEHP were used in this study. The objectives were 1 to establish a correlation between subjective evaluation of comfort and pressure values at various location in a garment, and 2 to extend this comparison of wearers subjective perceptions and objective pressure values to prototypes of military garments developed by researchers at LEHP. The methods developed in this study can help researchers determine points of high pressure in a garment and areas requiring modification. The objective measurement methods used in this study can also help in comparing pressure comfort of many garments without going through time-consuming subjective evaluation. This study also confirmed other researchers conclusions that objective measurements of garment pressure correlate with subjective assessments.


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  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Textiles
  • Protective Equipment

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[A, Approved For Public Release]