North Carolina State University: Man-in-Simulant Test (MIST)

The Man-in-Simulant Test (MIST) laboratory, located at North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles, allows researchers to realistically evaluate the capabilities of first responder protective garments against non-toxic vapors that closely resemble harmful chemical and biological agents. The MIST facility is the only one of its kind located at a university in the United States, and within this special test chamber resides a sophisticated 34-zone sweating, walking, and breathing “Newton” thermal manikin system from Measurement Technology NW. Newton was built for the MIST facility in order to provide researchers with the capability to run repetitive and long-term product performance tests that human subjects weren’t suitable for.

For more information, click on the link below to see a NC State video that explains their MIST system in a bit more detail. You’ll see that Newton is hard at work helping to keep our country’s HAZMAT workers safe from dangerous chemical agents.