Accession Number : ADA637322


Title :   Validation of Core Temperature Estimation Algorithm


Descriptive Note : Project rept.


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB


Personal Author(s) : Showers, K M ; Hess, A R ; Telfer, B A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a637322.pdf


Report Date : 20 Jan 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 43


Abstract : Real-time knowledge of core body temperature is a key input to determine thermal work-strain and risk of heat injury. An algorithm for estimating core temperature based on heart rate has been developed by others in order to avoid standard but more invasive measurements, such as ingestible capsules and rectal or esophageal probes. This report provides an independent assessment of the algorithm, based on both parametric variations and field data that were not used in algorithm development. Assessment through parametric variation shows qualitatively expected behavior. Field data were taken from a study of 33 young, male, military personnel who tested six prototype uniforms over the course of 12 days in Okinawa, Japan.


Descriptors :   *ALGORITHMS , *BODY TEMPERATURE , *MEASUREMENT , HEART RATE , MILITARY PERSONNEL , PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS , PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS , RISK MANAGEMENT , STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY) , TEMPERATURE CONTROL , UNIFORMS , WOUNDS AND INJURIES


Subject Categories : Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE