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    Functional Fit Evaluation to Determine Optimal Ease Requirements in Chemical Protective Gloves

    Published: Jan 1996

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    A functional fit evaluation of the Canadian Forces (CF) chemical protective lightweight glove was undertaken in order to quantify the amount of ease required within the glove for optimal functional fit. The results demonstrated that a negative ease in glove digit length of 0.35 cm and a negative ease in glove digit girth of 0.19 cm provided optimal functional fit; while a positive ease of 1.75 cm in glove palm girth was optimal. It was concluded that anthropometric data should not be directly translated into glove design dimensions. Modification of the specifications from hand dimensions, which incorporates consideration of ease, must occur in order to develop gloves which enable effective function and provide a comfortable fit.


    chemical protective gloves, ease, fit, dexterity, comfort, design

    Author Information:

    Tremblay-Lutter, JF
    Defence Scientist, Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Medicine Hat, Alberta

    Weihrer, SJ
    President, Kinection, Dunrobin, Ontario

    Committee/Subcommittee: F23.30

    DOI: 10.1520/STP14081S

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