Accession Number : AD0872716

Title :   Product Improvement Test of 'Partible' Innerspring Mattress.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 20 May 69-8 May 70,

Corporate Author : ARMY GENERAL EQUIPMENT TEST ACTIVITY FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s) : Mangum, Edwin W.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : A Product Improvement Test of 'Partible' Innerspring Mattresses was conducted from 20 May 1969 through 8 May 1970 to compare the experimental mattress with the standard mattress, bed, innerspring, Type II, size 4, under normal barracks use for a period of 1 year with respect to comfort, durability, and user preference. It was concluded that: the experimental mattress is equal to the standard mattress with respect to comfort, user preference, and durability; users significantly prefer the quilted top surface of the experimental mattress to the tufted-button top surface of the standard mattress. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MATTRESSES, ACCEPTABILITY, BEDDING, SPRINGS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, WEAR RESISTANCE, VALUE ENGINEERING, SAFETY, SURFACES.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE