Sleeping Comfort System for Identification of Comfort Zone

HKRITA
Overview

An evaluation system for identification of comfort zone in terms of thermal, touch and biomechanical comfort for bedding. It facilitates objective study of sleep quality, and provides a thermal comfort index of quality sleep.  

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Technical name of innovation
Sleeping Comfort System for Identification of Comfort Zone
Research completion
2019
Commercialisation opportunities
Technology licensing
Problem addressed

The sleeping thermal comfort assessment system, including a bedroom and a bed with controllable environment conditions, standard bedding textiles, sensory, recording and monitoring devices, and data analysis mechanism etc. It is developed for bedding textiles manufacturers and interior designers to test if their products and designs can contribute to a good sleeping environment.  

Innovation
  • Three separate microclimate-adjustable zones to control temperature and humidity which stimulates the physiological properties of different parts of human body
Key impact
  • Developing a sleeping thermal comfort map by analysing data collected from monitoring device and evaluation
  • Providing information for bedding textile manufacturers and interior designers to create quality sleeping environment
Award
  • Silver Medal in the Special Edition 2021 Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days
Application
  • Sleeping quality assessment
  • Sleeping textile product design and production
The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA)

Established in 2006, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) is funded by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR government, and hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 

HKRITA has achieved research deliverables over the years around our research clusters targeting in sustainability, industry advancement and social benefits through our centre-owned research teams and laboratories as well as collaborations with industry partners and institutions. 

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