Comparison of Prototype Artificially-Cooled Chemical Protective Glove Systems

    Published: Jan 1997

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    The purpose of this research program was to design and evaluate prototype artificially-cooled gloves that enhance thermal comfort as assessed by skin temperature, sweat rate, manual dexterity and perceived comfort. Three multiple-layered glove systems were sequentially designed and tested under simulated environmental conditions in a controlled laboratory chamber. Artificial-cooling and a liner were successful in reducing skin temperature and perceived moisture-related discomfort. Manual dexterity was hampered by one liner design.


    protective clothing, chemical protective gloves, chemical protection, artificial-cooling

    Author Information:

    Branson, DH
    Professor & Head, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

    Simpson, LS
    Graduate Research Associate, Stillwater, OK

    Claypool, PL
    Professor & Head, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

    Chari, V
    Merchandising Manager, Target Stores, Denton, TX

    Ruiz, BM
    Quality Assurance Manager, Tropical Sportswear International, Tampa, FL

    Committee/Subcommittee: F23.96

    DOI: 10.1520/STP19913S

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