Characterization of heat flux and thermal comfort in textiles

Porous, water-resistant multifilament yarn spun from gelatin

Authors: Philipp R. Stoessel, Urs Krebs, Rudolf Hufenus, Marcel Halbeisen, Martin Zeltner, Robert N. Grass, and Wendelin J. Stark
Published: 02.06.2015
Journal: Biomacromolecules

  • gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors allow to measure the thermal insulation under free convection

  • gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors enable to determine the porosity of filaments according to their thermal conductivity

  • Measuring the thermal insulation with a gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensor is more sensitive (7.0 [µV/(W/m²)]) than the popular hot-plate methods with a sensitivity of approx. 0.1 [m²K/W]

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Thermal characterization of textiles: Do you feel comfortable in your footwear ?

Authors: Lukas Durrer

  • gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors allow to determine the thermal insulation properties and thermal behaviour of textiles during activities

  • gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors allow measurements under realistic conditions and are a low cost alternative to the guarded hot-plate method

  • When placing the gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensor directly on the skin, the thermal comfort of the body in a specific position and situation can be determined

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The consumer magazine Kassensturz(SRF) used gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors to determine the thermal comfort of camping mats. Watch the video here.