A review of technology of personal heating garments

Faming Wang, Chuansi Gao, Kalev Kuklane, Ingvar Holmér

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Modern technology makes garments smart, which can help a wearer to manage in specific situations by improving the functionality of the garments. The personal heating garment (PHG) widens the operating temperature range of the garment and improves its protection against the cold. This paper describes several kinds of PHGs worldwide; their advantages and disadvantages are also addressed. Some challenges and suggestions are finally addressed with regard to the development of PHGs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-404
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Cold protection
  • Energy save
  • Human comfort
  • Personal heating garment (PHG)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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