Protection and Ergonomics Analysis About Two Types of Partial Pressure Suits

  • Zhifeng Qin
  • Liyong Shi
  • Li Ding
  • Huajun Xiao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 259)


The aim of the study was to observe the difference of protection and ergonomics between the capstan partial pressure suit and the bladder pressure suit. The physiological index and body surface pressure of the subjects wearing different partial pressure suit were recorded under different pressure. At the same time, the articulation motion range was recorded by Vicon three-dimensional motion capture. The mean arterial pressure (MAP) of the subjects wearing the capstan partial pressure suit DC-4 was higher than that of the subjects wearing the Bladder pressure suit DC-7. The CO (cardiac output) of the subjects wearing the capstan partial pressure suit DC-4 decreased slower comparing to that of the subjects wearing the Bladder pressure suit DC-7. The ergonomics performance of DC-7 was better than DC-4 with little effect to the head, elbow joint, and knee joint and the mobility of the DC-4 was not as good as that of DC-7.


Partial pressure suit Positive pressure breathing Protection performance Motion range 



Acknowledgements to researcher Xiao Huajun and assistant researcher Shi Liyong from Institute of Aviation Medicine, Air Force; and teacher Ding Li and Master Zhang Chunguang from Beihang University, all of whom have imparted us lots of valuable knowledge and test guidance, as well as a great amount of data and test equipments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhifeng Qin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Liyong Shi
    • 2
  • Li Ding
    • 3
  • Huajun Xiao
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Aeronautic Science and EngineeringBeihang UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Aviation Medicine Air ForceBeijingChina
  3. 3.School of Biological Science and Medical EngineeringBeihang UniversityBeijingChina

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