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November 06, 2017

Why Simulate Wearables?

Wearables are being incorporated into our daily routines more and more. From fitness trackers to augmented reality glasses, we wear these devices on our wrists, neck, face, etc. These technologies were created to seamlessly assist us in our activities, functioning as personal assistants, fitness coaches, or sources of entertainment. But these devices are only noted for their truly unique features when they get the basics right....

September 11, 2017

Why Thermal Sensation & Comfort Are Vital to HVAC Design

It's a hot August day. You're in the car on the way to a wedding. You have the air conditioning blasting. But as the sun beats down through the windshield, sweat collects on your spine as you lean into the seat....

July 27, 2017

4 Reasons to Use Localized Thermal Comfort (And Simulate It)

There was a time when having air conditioning in your car was a luxury feature. Now, technology has progressed and air conditioning and other HVAC controls come standard in baseline models. As customers, our expectations for creature comforts have increased as the technology has become readily available. ...

May 19, 2017

How to design seats using simulation

The comfort experienced by a customer in your vehicle is increasing in importance. Not only is cabin comfort used as a market differentiator for new vehicles, but as new technology like autonomous cars appears on the horizon – a person's awareness of their comfort will increase. Seats, specifically active seats, are a significant contributor to a person's comfort....

May 05, 2017

Simulating seats with human comfort in mind

The ability to simulate seats is a powerful tool in your modeling repertoire. However, even more powerful is the ability to simulate a person's comfort in your newly designed seat. One of the biggest hurdles to simulating comfort is that it is inherently subjective while manufacturers require an objective method to truly quantify the thermal performance their seats. ...

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