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Clothing and Ominicare for Themoregulation

COM:FORT Lab focuses on the relationship between clothing, thermal environments, and health. We explore the interactions in Human-Clothing-Thermal environment system and apply the finding to our daily life to improve human health. We study the basic theories of thermal physiology, exercise physiology and occupational physiology; and apply them to the field of environmental ergonomics. The COM:FORT Lab has used studies involving both an actual human subject and a thermal manikin inside a climatic chamber for learning and research.



  • · Wear behavior and indoor energy conservation
  • · Heat/cold acclimatization to climate change
  • · Comparison between tropical and temperate indigenes
  • · Thermal adaptation in Arctic/Antarctic environments
  • · Thermal acclimation and wear training
  • · Korean women divers (Hae-Nyo) and cold adaptation
  • · Thermal adaptation and ageing
  • · Heat diseases and agricultural workers
  • · Thermal adaptation and seasonal change
  • · Cutaneous thermal sensitivity and cold/warm spots
  • · Seasonal changes in skin temperatures



  • Thermal acclimation
    / acclimatization


  • · Cooling garments for workers in extreme heat
  • · Heating garments for workers in extreme cold
  • · Liquid cooling and warming garments for astronauts
      and cosmonauts
  • · PPE for agricultural workers and fishermen
  • · PPE for firefighters
  • · PPE for Nuclear power plant workers
  • · PPE for military soldiers
  • · PPE for air-force pilot





  • Personal Protective
    Equipment (PPE)



    Sleeping and bathing
    Environments



  • · Floor heating system (Ondol) and thermoregualtion
  • · Circadian rhythm in body temperature
  • · Comfort sleeping thermal environment
  • · Preference of sleeping environment
  • · Quality of sleeping and bedding
  • · Bathing and thermoregulation
  • · Lower body bathing and sweating
  • · Sauna and bathing



    Sport Wear



  • · Cold protective clothing for winter sports
  • · Soccer wear and control of sweating
  • · Sportswear and the disabled