Protective clothing is designed to protect humans against risks like fire, chemicals or blunt impact. Although protect¡ve clothing diminishes the effects of external risks, it may hinder people in functioning and it may also introduce new (internal) risks. Manufacturers are often not aware of the seriousness of those risks. Prof. Daanen, human movement scientist, postulates that knowledge on human physiology must be part of protective clothing design. After a career in protective clothing research that started about 25 years ago at TNO (NL) he is entitled to say things like that.
|Published - 2014