Accession Number : ADP002079

Title :   Microwaves and Thermoregulation: Historical Intrtoduction,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA DEPT OF BIOENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Schwan,H. P.

Report Date : OCT 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Building models of the thermoregulatory system and gaining insight about how RF energy is absorbed by the human body have been two distinct disciplines with very little cross-fertilization for several decades. Their historical developments have much in common. In both cases, models of the human body were introduced which were initially very simple. These models were eventually replaced by increasing complex models providing ever-increasing predictive capability. I will first outline the history of thermal RF-tolerance and of thermoregulation and then conclude with a survey of recent attempts to merge these two areas. The models to be considered are: (1) RF and MW energy deposition, (2) human thermoregulation, and (3) thermoregulation and microwaves.

Descriptors :   *Microwaves, *Temperature control, Symposia, History, Models, Radiofrequency, Human body, Energy, Biological absorption

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE