Differences in comfort perception in relation to local and whole body skin wettedness

@article{Fukazawa2009DifferencesIC,
  title={Differences in comfort perception in relation to local and whole body skin wettedness},
  author={Takako Fukazawa and George Havenith},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={106},
  pages={15-24}
}
Relevance of local skin wettedness (wlocal) to general thermal comfort while wearing clothing was investigated in eight males. In the experiments, skin wettedness of the whole body (wbody) was controlled to be around the thermal comfort limit, while wlocal in different target locations of equal area (anterior and dorsal torso, arms, and thighs) was pushed beyond the comfort limit using special test garments. Subjects walked on a treadmill at 4.5 km h−1 under 22°C 50% RH. Arms and thighs were… 
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