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Title: Design issues in military footwear and handwear
Authors: Torrens, George E.
Campbell, R.I.
Tutton, William M.
Keywords: Design
Extremities protection
Human factors
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Woodhead Publishing Limited
Citation: TORRENS, G., CAMPBELL, I. and TUTTON, W., 2012. Design issues in military footwear and handwear. In: Sparks, E. (ed.) Advances in Military Textiles and Personal Equipment. Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing Limited in association with the Textile Institute, pp. 139 - 164.
Series/Report no.: Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles;
Abstract: This chapter outlines the substantive issues when designing handwear and footwear for military applications, in the context of the requirements of fit to UK milita1y personnel, their tasks, and the environment or theatre within which they will operate. First, the nature and level of protection in different circumstances are outlined. Second, fit, physiological maintenance, task performance and other factors that influence design are considered. Finally, future trends in design and production are introduced. In each case, best practice from Human Factors and the application of available technologies are described to provide the optimum compromise within a final design solution.
Description: Closed access. This is a chapter from the book, Advances in Military Textiles and Personal Equipment.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14865
Publisher Link: https://www.elsevier.com/books/advances-in-military-textiles-and-personal-equipment/sparks/978-1-84569-699-3
ISBN: 9781845696993
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Design School)

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