Laing. R. M. and Sleivert. G. G.
Textile Progress Vol. 32 No. 2/3
The Textile Institute 2002
A critical review of the effect on human performance of clothing and textiles.
As highly specialised clothing and textile products are increasingly
developed for use in professional sports and recreation, there is scope for
an examination of the effects on the performance of the wearer. This
issue of Textile Progress reviews the existing research on the link
between human performance and clothing and textile products. Human
performance is considered in a variety of situations - the workplace,
recreational activities, and competitive sport.
Subjects covered include:
Ergonomic Requirements - Body Dimension; Product Sizing and Fit; Weight
Design - Garments and Products - Positive and Negative Garment
Styling Ease and Compression; Layering; Surface Area Covered; Design, Aerodynamics and Water; Shape
Materials - Fibres; Yarns; Fabrics; Finishes; Products
Thermal Effects - Design of Products and Assemblies; Sweat and
Water; Active Cooling of the Body to Enhance Human Performance