Accession Number : AD0624738

Title :   THE EFFECTS OF TWO TYPES OF BODY ARMOR ON BODY TEMPERATURE.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL FIELD RESEARCH LAB CAMP LEJEUNE N C

Personal Author(s) : Rasch,Philip J. ; White,Paul C. ,Jr. ; norton,Robert J.

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a difference in the body heat build-up under the standard Marine Corps upper torso body armor versus the NMFRL lightweight prototype body armor. Twenty young adult Marines made two forced marches of 3 mi each, one with each of the above armors. Mean chest skin temperature under the prototype armor was 2F. less than under the standard armor. No difference was observed in rectal, arm, or abdominal temperatures. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BODY ARMOR, BODY TEMPERATURE), (*BODY TEMPERATURE, BODY ARMOR), HEAT, PHYSIOLOGY, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), SURFACE TEMPERATURE

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE