Prediction of Physiological Responses to Work, Environment and Clothing.
Technical rept. no. 1 (Final), 1 Jul 73-30 Jun 74,
TECHNION - ISRAEL INST OF TECH HAIFA DEPT OF BUILDING CLIMATOLOGY
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A biophysical model has been developed in this research, which describes the dynamic, time pattern, response of the mean skin temperature to variations in the metabolic rate, ambient climatic conditions and clothing thermophysical properties. From the analysis of experimental results of experiments, it has been found that the core-to-skin temperature gradient could be predicted as a function of the metabolic rate, the environmental conditions and the clothing thermophysical properties. This gradient, in turn, can then serve as basis for the computation of the peripheral conductance. A comparison between the predicted patterns of the mean skin temperature for different combinations of metabolic rates, environmental conditions and clothing, with the patterns measured in a series of physiological experiments, showed a good agreement between the predicted and measured patterns under conditions of rest and work.
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