Ergonomi och Aerosolteknologi

Designvetenskaper | Lunds Tekniska Högskola

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Research activities include investigations of the effects of the thermal environment on human health, performance and well-being. We also develop methods for designing such environments to achieve optimal function for the people who live or work there. Research is carried out on the function and design of personal protective equipment and clothing. Our experimental studies involve both human subjects and thermodynamic relationships.

The laboratory is the only one of its kind in Sweden, which is why we collaborate with several research groups, primarily in Europe. These include, for example, the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo), Germany, the Thermal Environment Laboratory at Loughborough University, UK and the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland.

Current projects:
Evaluation of phase change materials (PCM) in clothing.
2. Development of sweating thermal manikin.
3. Evaluation of test methods for sleeping bags.
4. Development of mathematical models for the simulation of thermal load in warm and cold environments (COST Project, among others).
5. Slips and falls, friction requiment and balance ability (AFA project).
6. Sensitivity to cold in elderly - AVAs and temperature regulation.
7. Taking care of injured in cold environments (co-operation with Umeå).

Financing comes in part from EU, FASVinnova, AFA and commissioned assignments from industry.