Funding for this research was provided by:
Ministry of National Defense (16-force support-1)
Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (kitech IZ-20-0004/kitech JA-20-0001)
Gyeonggi-Do (kitech IZ-20-0004/kitech JA-20-0001)
Received: 7 May 2020
Accepted: 22 June 2020
First Online: 15 August 2020
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
: <b>Siyeon Kim (Ph.D.)</b> Siyeon is a postdoctoral researcher within human convergence technology R&D department at the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH). She completed her Ph.D. at Seoul National University (South Korea) in 2018: “Prediction of heat strain by heart rate for firefighters in protective clothing”. Her research interests are in personal protective clothing and the application of wearable technologies in smart clothes.<b>Wonyoung Jeong (Ph.D.)</b> She is a principal researcher at the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH). Her research interests are protective materials, personal protective clothing & equipment, and smart textiles.