Final year project
Improving commuter’s thermal comfort on public transport.
Flo - Improving Commuter Thermal Comfort.
The application of wearable technology to reduce levels of discomfort amongst commuters.
Methods of Cooling.
Applies localised cooling directly onto the user’s medial lower and mid back, using a combination of ventilation and phase changing material technology to evaporate sweat and improve personal thermal comfort.
Designed to be unobtrusive and discreet, the device seamlessly integrates into the lifestyle of a daily commuter. Multiple prototype iterations were evaluated and improved as a result of extensive testing with target users.
How is thermal & wetness sensitivity distributed across the torso among young males?
Highlighting the areas of the torso that have the greatest sensitivity to warm wetness. This can inform the application and positioning of a wearable device to improve thermal comfort levels.
Thermal and Wetness Sensitivity Scales.
Participants reported their thermal and wetness sensitivity across 38 body sites of the torso.
Participant Partaking in Study.
Participants were tested blind, whilst a warm wet stimulus was applied directly onto the torso.
During my daily commute into London, I experienced temperatures on the London Underground network that caused extreme discomfort to many commuters. This inspired me to design an unobtrusive wearable device that can improve personal thermal comfort and seamlessly integrate into the lifestyle of a daily commuter.
I am passionate about my project and have enjoyed developing it during my final year. Although I have no immediate plans to develop it further, I wish to use my skills and experience to begin a successful career in industrial design.
'18 Diploma in Professional Studies
July/2017 - July/2018
Design Intern at NPW Gifts.