Development and evaluation of chair-mounted isothermal airflow generator cool chair 2016

Masanari Ukai, Gaku Tateyama, Yusuke Doi, Jun Koyama, Tatsuo Nobe

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Abstract

In an office space, each office worker has his or her own preference for thermal environmental conditions and personal thermal comfort. Recently, as a solution to such problems, personal air-conditioning systems have attracted much attention to improve the thermal comfort of office workers. Using a personal air-conditioning system, each worker can adjust the thermal environment to his or her desired preference. To create a personal air-conditioning system, the authors enhance an office chair using an airflow generator that has an environment adjustment function. This chair, called a “cool chair,” has been under development since 2003. In this study, the authors develop a new model called cool chair 2016 where thermal environmental selection range is improved. In a physical performance test using a thermal manikin, the equivalent temperature of the entire body was noticeably lower than that of a user seated in a normal office chair. Moreover, the results of a trial test by workers in an office show that workers who used the cool chair felt more comfortable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECOS 2018 - Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems
PublisherUniversity of Minho
ISBN (Electronic)9789729959646
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event31st International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, ECOS 2018 - Guimaraes, Portugal
Duration: 2018 Jun 172018 Jun 21

Publication series

NameECOS 2018 - Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems

Conference

Conference31st International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, ECOS 2018
CountryPortugal
CityGuimaraes
Period18/6/1718/6/21

Keywords

  • Cool chair
  • Isothermal airflow
  • Personal air-conditioning system
  • Thermal comfort

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy(all)

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