Qmax Relationship to Perceived Comfort as Measured by the Calm Scale
[Technical Report, Final Report]
PHILADELPHIA UNIV PA
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This investigation compares the evaluation of perceived fabric comfort using the Comfort Affective Labeled Magnitude CALM scale and the objectively measured instantaneous heat flow Qmax as measured using the KES-F7 Thermolabo II. A set of 36 fabrics was selected and evaluated using the two methods. The results indicated a high degree of agreement between the results of the two methods. This agreement is particularly significant because CALM measures principally tactile factors and, in contrast, Qmax measures thermal transfer.