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The accumulation of sweat inside a full-facepiece respirator mask and the rise in facial skin temperature can be important factors for acceptability of respirators worn in the heat. This study questioned how much sweat would have to be removed from a respirator (if a design to remove accumulated sweat were possible). Results from 20 subjects sitting in a(More)
Work performance of mask wearers has been shown to be less than performance of the same individuals without masks. How much this performance decrement is attributable to psychological factors was the subject of this study. This experiment was designed to give quantitative information about the effect of anxiety level on relative work performance while(More)
A respirator degrades speech intelligibility and thus interferes with the ability of the wearer to communicate. The magnitude of this degradation is not well-studied and can vary as a function of numerous parameters. This study investigated the performance degradation of speech intelligibility in low-level noise for different speaker-listener distances and(More)
Previous testing has shown that visual acuity greatly influences task performance at light work rate levels. At moderate to heavy work rates, however, the Performance Rating Table (PRT) predicts almost no visual acuity effect. This experiment was performed to determine if the PRT value is realistic. Ten subjects walked on a treadmill at 75-80% of their(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to determine performance decrement due to altered vision while wearing a respiratory face mask. Lenses clouded to visual acuities of 20/64, 20/38, 20/34, 20/28, 20/23, 20/20, and 20/15 were applied to each mask while subjects performed a battery of vision tests involving tracking and hand-eye coordination skills.(More)
Forty-six subjects were required to perform a console-monitoring and two hand-eye coordination tasks while wearing masks with lenses clouded to give seven levels of visual acuity. The console-monitoring task performance was found to be the most sensitive to visual acuity, followed by the random hand-eye coordination task. These results can be used to help(More)
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