Accession Number:

ADA276208

Title:

Validation of a Temperature Telemetry System during Moderate and Strenuous Exercise

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The measurement of core temperature of research purposes of clinical safety is generally done using either esophageal or rectal temperature. Both temperatures are reproducible and not biased by environmental temperature Brengelmann, 1987 Gerbrandy et al., 1954 Mead and Bonmanto, 1949 however, the slow response time of rectal temperature is well documented Eichna et al., 1951 Gerbrandy et al., 1954 Kolka et al., 1987 Mittleman and Mekjavic, 1988 Molnar and Read, 1974. Telemetry systems offer a means to monitor core temperature using a swallowed pill as a sensor which transmits temperature information outside of the body. This technology is useful, especially for monitoring the safety of subjects in situations where, either clothing fully encapsulates the subject, prolonged monitoring is required or hardwiring is not possible Mackay, 1970 Wolff, 1961. Telemetry technology has been used previously in human subjects to measure core temperature in various experimental protocols

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE