Design expert works to create safer firefighting gear

01/15/2013 | Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, N.Y.)

Cornell University assistant professor Huiju Park and his students are studying ways of keeping firefighters safer by creating less restrictive clothing and footwear that allow for better range of motion. Park says rigid apparel can seriously compromise safety. For the first part of his study, his team used 3D motion capture technology to analyze the movements of 12 firefighters, evaluating range of motion with and without their gear.

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