Accession Number:

AD0768313

Title:

A Review of Available Heated Wet-Suit Protection for Divers and Swimmers

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

A review of current information concerning heat replacement wet-suits for divers is presented. The limitations of physiologic response to cold, aided by modern insulative garments, are defined, and the necessity for supplemental heat is demonstrated. Developments in electrically heated wet-suits and hot water suits are presented, as well as information concerning batteries, chemical heaters and radioisotope-fueled heaters.

Subject Categories:

  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE