A Human Factors Evaluation of Cold Weather Headgear
ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS MA CLOTHING EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING LAB
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A human factors evaluation of the standard and experimental insulating caps and of the standard cold weather headgear system cap plus arctic hood and fur ruff with and without the cold weather face mask and the experimental cold weather headgear system cap, face piece, and integrating collar was made in a series of investigations a visual field investigation, a personal and equipment compatibility test, and cold-wet and cold-dry chamber tests. Results indicated a superiority of the experimental system over the standard system only with respect to the size of the field of vision and rotation head movements and b standard system superiority over the experimental system for donning speed, ventral-dorsal head movements and thermal protection, comfort, and preference during cold-dry exposure.
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- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems