The Improvement and Evaluation of the Flight Suit Pattern to Enhance Movement

동작성 향상을 위한 비행복의 패턴개선 및 평가

  • Jeon, Eun-Jin (Dept. of Clothing & Textiles, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Park, Sei-Kwon (Dept. Industrial Engineering Air Force Academy) ;
  • You, Hee-Cheon (Dept. of Industrial & Management Engineering, POSTECH) ;
  • Kim, Hee-Eun (Dept. of Clothing & Textiles, Kyungpook National University)
  • 전은진 (경북대학교 의류학과) ;
  • 박세권 (공군사관학교 산업공학과) ;
  • 유희천 (포항공과대학교 산업경영공학과) ;
  • 김희은 (경북대학교 의류학과)
  • Received : 2010.03.04
  • Accepted : 2010.04.01
  • Published : 2010.10.30


The purpose of this study is to evaluate a new flight suit in bilateral ways; subjectively and objectively in the improvements of comfort and mobility. Seven healthy males at the age of twenties volunteered in this wearing test. They were over 177 cm in height and 92-95 cm in chest circumference, which satisfies the M95 Special' size described in the Korean Military Specifications and Standards. The subjective satisfaction was evaluated according to the criteria of ease of donning and doffing, fitness of wear, mobility, space between cloth and body, convenience in using restroom. Subjective satisfaction evaluation says that the best improvement of movement are neck circumference, chest breadth, armscye circumference, waist back length, crotch length, crotch height and body rise. According to the evaluation, improvements of mobility were conspicuous especially in parts of body like neck, breast, waist, back, and arms. When evaluating objective satisfaction, we measured a angle difference in a prescribed standard-grid on a photograph that picked up while the subject performed each motion in front of 10 cm-interval grid. As a result, the motion that had angle difference above 5 degrees were arm stretching and standing on single leg holding at forward or at his side. Bending necks and waist, crouching also had angle difference of over 5 degrees. The improvements are discussed from the viewpoint that the increased ease in parts of armscye circumference and crotch in new flight suit pattern.


flight suit pattern;subjective satisfaction;objective satisfaction;improvement of movement


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