Licensing Opportunity: CoWEDA, a Cold Weather Ensemble Decision Aid
This computer software tool is designed to assist in the selection of clothing ensembles for different levels
of cold exposure using menus of clothing items. By integrating a thermoregulatory model, physiological criteria,
and clothing algorithms into a user-friendly application, it relates the clothing items to the physiology
consequences at anticipated activity and environmental conditions. CoWEDA guides users to select the most
appropriate clothing items to optimize human performance and mitigate risks of frostbite and hypothermia.
For information on licensing CoWEDA, contact USAMRDC Medical Technology Transfer at USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.ORTA@mail.mil.
Medical Technology Transfer Overview
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