Assessment of Sport Garments Using Infrared Thermography

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)


Sport garments and their properties directly influence the heat exchanges occurring at the interface between the human skin and the environment. Active skin cooling or warming through innovative apparel is more and more developed in training and competition. Infrared thermography can provide original insights into the patterns of skin temperature distribution during exercise that can then be used for clothing design using a bodymapping approach.


Skin Temperature Thermal Comfort Phase Change Material Infrared Thermography Clothing Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DECATHLON SportsLabThermal Sciences LaboratoryVilleneuve d’AscqFrance
  2. 2.Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre and Loughborough Design SchoolLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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