Brook Preloader

Thermal sweating manikins and instruments for characterisation of wearing comfort

About the project

A range of thermal sweating manikins (whole body, head, foot, hand, torso) for characterising ready wear products/prototypes and several instruments for characterising fabrics/materials anticipated for wearing close to skin (moisture management tester, hot plate, contact angle, thermography, uCT for wicking and moisture management tracing). These tools can be used to confirm the designed performance of the prototype in the realistic wear conditions as well as could serve as a basis for comparison with competing products. Newly developed materials can be also quickly tested based on small samples for best required performance.