Accession Number : ADP002084

Title :   Infrared Radiation and Human Thermal Comfort,

Corporate Author : JOHN B PIERCE FOUNDATION LAB NEW HAVEN CONN

Personal Author(s) : Gonzalez,R. R.

Report Date : OCT 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : This chapter highlights some biophysical and physiological variables important to our understanding of human responses to infrared radiation. Yet, there are many other aspects of the field which are fundamentally important but could not be adequately covered here. These include the following research areas which need fuller study. Our understanding of pain and temperature sensation at the neurophysiological level is still limited. Index of warm discomfort is still skin wettedness. Yet, how this signal is transduced and conveyed to the consciousness (whether by mechanical deformation or hydration of skin receptors) still eludes thermobiologists.

Descriptors :   *Infrared radiation, *Radiation effects, *Temperature control, Human body, Physiological effects, Biophysics, Skin(Anatomy), Reflection, Blackbody radiation, Constants, Color temperature, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE