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Studying Moisture Transport Trough “Active” Fabrics Using Humidity-Temperature Sensor Nodes

Sports Tech Research Centre, Mid Sweden University, Akademigatan 1, SE-83125 Östersund, Sweden
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Presented at the 12th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 26–29 March 2018.
Proceedings 2018, 2(6), 230; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2060230
Published: 13 February 2018
Active fabrics providing better comfort of the garments and footwear rapidly become an essential part of our life. However, only limited information about the performance of such fabrics is commonly available for the garment and footwear designers, and tests are often done only with the final products. Thus development of the objective testing methods for the fabric assemblies containing microporous membranes and garments using them is one of the important topics. Garment tests in the climate chamber when exercising in windy and rainy conditions with a set of temperature and humidity sensors placed over the body allow comparing manufactured garments for thermal and humidity comfort. To allow for better material testing a new laboratory setup was developed for studying the dynamics of the humidity transport through different fabrics at realistic conditions in extension of the existing ISO test procedure. Present paper discusses the experimental procedures and first results acquired with new setup.
Keywords: active fabrics; garments comfort; microporous membranes; humidity transport; experimental setup active fabrics; garments comfort; microporous membranes; humidity transport; experimental setup
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Koptyug, A.; Bäckström, M.; Nilsson, K.; Ainegren, M. Studying Moisture Transport Trough “Active” Fabrics Using Humidity-Temperature Sensor Nodes. Proceedings 2018, 2, 230.

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