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
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE