Accession Number : ADA335194
Title : Insulated Skin Temperature and Cardiac Frequency as Indices of Thermal Strain during Work in Hot Environments
Descriptive Note : Technical rept
Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)
Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Nigel A. ; Amos, Denys
PDF Url : ADA335194
Report Date : NOV 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 29
Abstract : The paper reviews the possibility that thermal strain may be predicted or determined from changes within certain physiological variables. Key variables include body core temperature, cardiac frequency, sweat rate and skin blood flow. The possible use of a modified skin temperature and cardiac frequency are examined as a means of predicting impending heat dysfunction or quantifying thermal strain. The two most promising techniques for possible monitoring of body core temperature are those of insulated transcutaneous and zero-gradient skin temperature measurements.
Descriptors : *THERMAL STRESSES, *SKIN(ANATOMY), INSULATION, PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), HEART RATE, HOT REGIONS, HEAT STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), BODY TEMPERATURE, PERSPIRATION.
Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE