Textiles for Human Body Cooling


Thursday 19th April 2018

14:45 - 15:45

Presentation Area, Hall 7, 2nd Floor

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Human physical and mental performance is highly affected by the ability to regulate core body temperature within a narrow range around 37°C. Heat exchange between the human body and its environment occurs at the body surface and is controlled by thermoregulatory responses in the human skin. Textiles affect heat exchange and preferably support thermoregulatory efficacy. This talks particularly includes local requirements on textiles to contribute to heat dissipation and, thus, to keep body performance in challenging conditions.

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About the orator

Mr Dr. Simon Annaheim

Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa)

Scientific Groupleader

Simon Annaheim got his PhD in 2009 in exercise physiology for investigating limiting factors of exercise performance. Since 2013, he leads the research group ‘Body Monitoring’. The main activities include the investigation and modelling of thermal interactions of the human body and its environment including textiles at the body-environment interface. For this purpose, the group develops non-invasive monitoring approaches to record and predict physiological responses.

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