A new system for thermo-hygrometric analysis based on advanced sensor devices to evaluate the comfort of technical cycling clothes over athlete / cyclist in outdoor environments

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  • Project duration: December 2019 - December 2020
  • Project status: finished
  • Funding:
    Provincial P.-L.P. 14. Innovation projects (Province BZ funding /Project)

Some of the factors that affect the performance of the athletes in any sport are the comfort regarding their clothing, environmental conditions and quality of the materials. Cycling clothes are especially influenced by the so called thermo-hygrometric comfort. Until now, there are no instrumented solutions or technology that demonstrates the appropriate design of clothes for maximizing comfort during the activity.

The goal of this project, financed by the Province of Bolzano through the Legge 14 Innovation programme, is to develop a measurement system and analytical method that give recommendations for the design, selection and use of clothes under several weather conditions, different types of terrain and athlete performance.

The participation of Eurac, under the foreseen activities of the Environmental Sensing Laboratory in the NOI park, includes the design of the measurement system, the establishment of a protocol for testing materials in outdoor conditions and under extreme weather conditions, using the extreme environmental simulator chamber located at NOI facilities.

Contact person: Abraham Mejia-Aguilar

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