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Design issues in military footwear and handwear

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posted on 13.06.2014, 11:02 by George TorrensGeorge Torrens, Ian Campbell, William M. Tutton
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.

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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.

Publisher

© Woodhead Publishing Limited

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

2012

Notes

Closed access. This is a chapter from the book, Advances in Military Textiles and Personal Equipment.

ISBN

9781845696993

Book series

Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles;

Language

en