Indication of critical level of cold
A prototype protective jacket with the integrated wireless sensor system will be adjusted and tested in realistic harsh conditions, and algorithms will be developed to correlate the sensors in the prototype with critical limits for cold exposure.
Smart protection of hands in the cold
Peripheral body parts like hands are the first to cool when humans are exposed to cold. Cold protective handwear decrease manual performance especially in tasks where good tactile sensitivity and finger dexterity are needed. We will develop novel gloves which have new design and optimal thermal insulation supported by auxiliary smart heating system, and which could maintain maximal manual performancy although worn on.
System illustration by SINTEF