Accession Number : ADA018237
Title : A Human Factors Evaluation of Cold Weather Headgear
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS MA CLOTHING EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING LAB
Personal Author(s) : Lockhart, John M ; Bensel, Carolyn K
Report Date : Oct 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 103
Abstract : 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.
Descriptors : *COLD WEATHER , *HEADGEAR , *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , ARMY RESEARCH , COLD REGIONS , COLLARS , COMPATIBILITY , ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , GOGGLES , HOODS , HUMIDITY , MOISTURE , PROTECTIVE CLOTHING , PROTECTIVE MASKS , THERMAL STRESSES
Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE