Cold Wet Weather Gloves Phase II: Human Factors Evaluation of the Bid Contender Glove


  1. Kumagai, J.K.
  2. Tack, D.W.
  3. Angel, H.A.
  4. Gaughan, P.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
As part of the Clothe the Soldier project, the Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (DCIEM) was tasked to test bid gloves for compliance with Human Factors Performance Specifications. Only one glove design was submitted for bid. A bid evaluation trial was undertaken at DCIEM over the period of May 31 to June 3, 1998. Nineteen regular force soldiers (8 females, 11 males) undertook the battery of human factors tests while wearing each of two glove types (in-service combat glove and the bid glove) in both a 0C chamber and a -15C chamber. A repeated measures design was used with the order of gloves balanced among the participants for each test. Human factors' tests included an array of clinical and military test methods to assess compliance with HF performance criteria. The performance specifications evaluated included Accessibility, Adjustability, Compatibility, Grip-Tactility-Dexterity, Water Resistance, and Physical Comfort. Data collection included performance measures, particpant ratings, questionnaires, focus groups, and HF observations. Overall, the bid glove complied with the Accessibility, Adjustability, Compatibility, Physical Comfort, and Water Resistance requirements, but was non-compliant with the Grip-Tactility-Dexterity requirements. The test results of the bid glove are discussed with respect to HF Performance Specifications. TRUNCATED
Cold Wet Weather Glove (CWWG)
Report Number
DCIEM-CR-1999-009 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Jul 1998
Number of Pages
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