STAN Thermal Manikin

Test thermal comfort and moisture management characteristics of automobile, truck, and airplane seating.

Thermal comfort meets advanced seating technology

The STAN thermal seat test manikin was created to evaluate the thermal comfort and moisture management properties of automobile, truck, airplane, and mass transit seating. STAN contains eight independently controlled thermal zones with integrated backside cooling and (optional) sweating skin system to simulate metabolic heat and perspiration levels.

Passive or active, heated or cooled, STAN measures it

For passive seats, use STAN to precisely measure heat and moisture exchange. Heated seat evaluations are based on actual energy transfer, not just surface temperature, and realistic perspiration levels also allow for accurate assessment of cooled/ventilated seats. STAN’s exclusive Dynamic Heatflux Sensor (DHS) technology accurately measures the transient energy exchange between skin and seat surface.

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STAN’s tech specs

  • 50th percentile adult male back + buttocks/thigh body form.
  • Eight independent thermal zones, with temperature controlled guard zones.
  • Active cooling technology integrated into the manikin shell provides the ability to measure the energy input of heated seats without overheating the manikin.
  • Dell laptop computer pre-installed with ThermDAC control software.
  • For more technical information, view the product spec sheet.

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