Comparison of Light Duty Gloves with Natural and Synthetic Materials under Wet and Dry Conditions
ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA
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The performance of five volunteer test subjects wearing a standard cold weather cold weather military uniform and three different gloves was compared during treadmill walking 120 minutes, sitting 125 minutes and hand conductance or contact 60 minutes. Chamber conditions were -6.7 C 20 F Ta and 1.1 m.s-1 wind speed. The sitting tests were repeated at 0 C 32 F. Contact tests were repeated with wet gloves. Rectal and finger temperatures, heart rate, and endurance times were measured. The results indicate that the new leather shell is more affected by external moisture than the standard shell. Keywords Human Handwear Cold stress Clothing Finger temperature Gloves.
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