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