Possibility of modern humidity sensor application in the studies ofmoisture transport through the sports and outdoor garments
2016 (English)In: icSPORTS 2016 - Proceedings of the 4th International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support, Portugal: SciTePress, 2016, 51-58 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Sensor nodes containing pairs of temperature and humidity sensors were assessed as a mean of garmentperformance and comfort studies. Modern sensors are small, low weight and produce minimal disturbancewhen placed under the garments and in the footwear. Four sensor nodes were used to provide dynamicinformation about heat and humidity transfer properties of garments during the tests in realistic conditions.Pilot studies were carried out for the few models of cross country skiing garments and waders. Main studieswere carried out in the wind tunnel at Mid Sweden University having pivoted treadmill, temperature controland rain capacity. Additional experiments with the waders were carried out in a large water tank. Studies ofthe temperature and humidity dynamics under the garments containing microporous membranes illustratethe importance of recognizing main features of such materials. In particular, such membranes can onlytransport moisture from the side where humidity is higher. It means that garments and footwear containingsuch membranes will potentially behave differently when ambient air humidity changes. In particular,modern garments with incorporated microporous membranes being superior at low ambient air humidity canbe dramatically less effective for moisture transfer from the body in the rain.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Portugal: SciTePress, 2016. 51-58 p.
Scitepress Digital Library
Sports and outdoor garments, comfort, moisture transport, experimental studies, wind tunnel
Composite Science and Engineering Textile, Rubber and Polymeric Materials
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29481DOI: 10.5220/0006080400510058ISI: 000391109600005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85006483804ISBN: 978-989-758-205-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-29481DiVA: diva2:1053076
4th International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support, icSPORTS 2016; Porto; Portugal; 7 November 2016 through 9 November 2016