As with clothing, the physiological comfort of bedding such as blankets, pillows, mattresses, sleeping bags, as well as vehicle seats, office chairs and other seating furniture can be objectively tested and subsequently optimised in the laboratory.
Since 1946, a variety of measuring methods have been developed at the Hohenstein Institute which can be used to objectively determine and assess the physiological sleep and seat comfort of bedding, mattresses, sleeping bags, vehicle seats, office chairs and upholstered furniture. The same applies to the Wear comfort of all types of clothing.
Using the thermal manikins "Charlie" and "Charlene" or the Hohenstein skin model, we determine more than just measurement results. Based on our long-standing experience in the field of clothing physiology we also interpret the numerical data for you. Our prediction models simulate the heat and moisture management of your product under a wide range of environmental conditions. As we are able to dispense with wear tests on humans to a large extent, we are able to supply you with the results rapidly and cost-effectively.
The same applies to the skin-sensory assessment of textile products. We can assess the sensation of the textile against the skin for the user or wearer in terms of both quality and quantity by means of various laboratory tests and we can assist you in optimising this important quality feature.
Whether you wish to determine the temperature range in which sleeping bags can be used according to DIN EN 13537 and DIN EN 13538 or require a competent evaluation of the sleep comfort of bedding for adults of children, or want to optimise the physiological comfort of vehicle or airplane seats - our experts are always on hand to offer you expert advice.