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Some design recommendations to improve comfort in helmets: a case study from China

Abeysekera, John; Holmér, Ingvar LU ; Liu, Xiaoxiong; Gao, Chuansi LU and Wu, Zhenhua (1996) In Journal of Human Ergology 25. p.145-154
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Unless the basic user needs are satisfied in safety helmets, it is difficult to get workers to wear them habitually and for long periods. Hotness, weight and fitting problems are major wearability issues that require improvements. The enormous need for an optimally designed helmet in China prompted a case study on comfort aspects in helmets. The subjective impressions of the wearers of test helmets provided useful information for design changes to improve comfort. The heat transfer measurements through helmets indicated the need for ventilation openings to be provided on the shell of plastic helmets. Due to the advantage of low weight and good ventilation, it is recommended that cane helmets be... (More)
Abstract in Undetermined

Unless the basic user needs are satisfied in safety helmets, it is difficult to get workers to wear them habitually and for long periods. Hotness, weight and fitting problems are major wearability issues that require improvements. The enormous need for an optimally designed helmet in China prompted a case study on comfort aspects in helmets. The subjective impressions of the wearers of test helmets provided useful information for design changes to improve comfort. The heat transfer measurements through helmets indicated the need for ventilation openings to be provided on the shell of plastic helmets. Due to the advantage of low weight and good ventilation, it is recommended that cane helmets be further developed to improve protection, wearability and durability, and subsequently be produced in large scale. (Less)
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helmet, comfort, heat, ergonomics, design
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Journal of Human Ergology
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25
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145 - 154
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  abstract     = {<b>Abstract in Undetermined</b><br/><br>
Unless the basic user needs are satisfied in safety helmets, it is difficult to get workers to wear them habitually and for long periods. Hotness, weight and fitting problems are major wearability issues that require improvements. The enormous need for an optimally designed helmet in China prompted a case study on comfort aspects in helmets. The subjective impressions of the wearers of test helmets provided useful information for design changes to improve comfort. The heat transfer measurements through helmets indicated the need for ventilation openings to be provided on the shell of plastic helmets. Due to the advantage of low weight and good ventilation, it is recommended that cane helmets be further developed to improve protection, wearability and durability, and subsequently be produced in large scale.},
  author       = {Abeysekera, John and Holmér, Ingvar and Liu, Xiaoxiong and Gao, Chuansi and Wu, Zhenhua},
  issn         = {0300-8134},
  keyword      = {helmet,comfort,heat,ergonomics,design},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {145--154},
  publisher    = {Tokyo, Uni. of Tokyo Press.},
  series       = {Journal of Human Ergology},
  title        = {Some design recommendations to improve comfort in helmets: a case study from China},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {1996},
}