Newton’s ManikinPC Physiological (Human Comfort) Software Update
ManikinPC (Manikin Physiology Control and Predictive Comfort) software is a closed-loop feedback control system for Newton thermal manikins that accurately mimics the human thermoregulatory system and provides metrics for comfort and sensation. In fact, any level of activity can be input and appropriate metabolic wattages will be imposed onto the manikin.
At the core of ManikinPC is a sophisticated Human Thermal Module that has just become even more powerful. The new release (announced on January 26, 2016 by our partner, ThermoAnalytics) contains three advanced updates:
Female Physiology Included -- The module now includes female physiology, which allows designers to test garments for all audiences and gain further insights into female human comfort.
Male Physiology Upgraded -- Male physiology has also been upgraded to correlate more accurately with modern data.
Blood Flow Model -- This newest version of ManikinPC also features a novel blood flow model that allows for tracking blood flow between different body segments, benefiting those who want to track heat transfer paths using localized heating or cooling.
So ManikinPC is now an even more valuable addition to our Newton thermal manikin systems!