Protection et physiologie  
Body Simulation Systems
Heat and Mass Transfer
Functional Membranes
Medical Textiles
Biophysical skin modelling

Laboratory for Protection and Physiology

Our laboratory aims at the development of materials and systems for the protection and optimal performance of the human body. A special focus is to analyze the interactions between materials and human skin, as well as to optimize the protection and ergonomics of systems. The products developed in collaboration with industry are used in the fields of occupational safety (accident prevention), sport and medical applications. We develop (non-invasive) materials and systems to help maintain the physical integrity or to relieve pain. Furthermore, the growing possibilities for leisure and sports activities require specially-adapted solutions with the best possible comfort.


Body Simulation SystemsHeat & Mass TransferFunctional MembranesMedical TextilesBiophysical skin modelling

Head of Laboratory
Dr. René Rossi
Tel. +41 (0)58 765 77 65

Laboratory secretariat
Yvonne Metzger
Laboratory for Protection and Physiology
Lerchenfeldstrasse 5
CH-9014 St. Gallen
Tel. +41 (0)58 765 74 48
Fax +41 (0)58 765 77 62


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