Analyzing the bioharmony of battle dress uniforms (BDUs) through human activity index (HAI)

Thamizhisai Periyaswamy, Mahendran Balasubramanian, Maureen Macgillivray, Sunidhi

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The ongoing interests in functional apparel research have widened the spectrum of human-clothing interface. Protective clothing, medical apparels, sports wears and electronic textiles are few of the functional clothing domains that are in need of tremendous research feedbacks. Increasing functionality in apparels has always been sub-optimized when it comes for the human wearer comfort parameters. There are lots of research efforts going on with analyzing the thermal comfort, fit and microclimate characteristics of functional clothing [1, 2, & 3]. However, there is no means of measuring the active clothing performance levels towards human well-being. And, this research aims to study the bio-harmony of clothing (a harmonious state of clothing for adequate human performance and well-being) using a novel Human Activity Index (HAI) values. The system uses a fuzzy logic (FL) engine to estimate a wearer's stress coefficient in the scale of 0 to 1, where 1 designates high stress levels.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 Spring Conference of the Fiber Society - St. Gallen, Switzerland
Duration: May 23 2012May 25 2012


Conference2012 Spring Conference of the Fiber Society
CitySt. Gallen


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