Development of a perceptual hyperthermia index to evaluate heat strain during treadmill exercise

@article{Gallagher2011DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a perceptual hyperthermia index to evaluate heat strain during treadmill exercise},
  author={Michael Gallagher and R. J. Robertson and Fredric Lee Goss and Elizabeth F. Nagle-Stilley and Mark Anthony Schafer and Joe Suyama and David P Hostler},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={112},
  pages={2025-2034}
}
Fire suppression and rescue is a physiologically demanding occupation due to extreme external heat as well as the physical and thermal burden of the protective garments. These conditions challenge body temperature homeostasis and results in heat stress. Accurate field assessment of core temperature is complex and unreliable. The present investigation developed a perceptually based hyperthermia metric to measure physiologic exertional heat strain during treadmill exercise. Sixty-five (28.9 ± 6.8… CONTINUE READING