Adjustment and Validation of the Mathematical Prediction Model for Sweat Rate, Heart Rate, and Body Temperature under Outdoor Conditions
Final rept. 7 Oct 1985-7 Oct 1987
TEL-AVIV UNIV (ISRAEL)
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The Military Ergonomics Division at USARIEM has developed, based on their indoor laboratory studies, individual predictive equations for rectal temperature Tre and sweat loss msw. These primary physiological inputs serve in a comprehensive model that predicts the expected physical workrest cycle, the maximum single physical work time, and the associated water requirements. The present study was conducted in order to validate, and if necessary to adjust, these predictive equations and model for use under outdoor conditions with special reference to soldiers wearing CB protective garments. Keywords Environmental tolerance Performance limits Energy expenditure Dehydration.